Russia Tests Antiship Missiles in Sea of Japan

Russia Tests Antiship Missiles in Sea of Japan

On July 18, the Russian Ministry of Defence released video footage of naval drills in the Sea of Japan. Two vessels of Russia’s Pacific Fleet—a missile boat and a destroyer—participated…

Sweden to Upgrade Air Defenses in Gotland

Sweden to Upgrade Air Defenses in Gotland

On July 1, the Swedish Armed Forces announced their plan to deploy an updated surface-to-air missile defense system on the island of Gotland amid heightened tensions with Russia. The new…

Russia Starts Production of S-500

Russia Starts Production of S-500

On June 30, Russia began production of its new S-500 surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems. According to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, the S-500 will be delivered to troops in…

Russia Tests New Anti-Ballistic Missile

Russia Tests New Anti-Ballistic Missile

Russia has conducted the eighth test of its new anti-ballistic missile, according to a Ministry of Defense release on July 1. The test took place at the Sary Shagan test…

Russia Signs Deal for Iskander Cruise Missiles

Russia Signs Deal for Iskander Cruise Missiles

On June 27, the Russian Defense Ministry ordered a new delivery of 9M728 (SSC-7) cruise missiles for its Iskander-M launchers. According to reports, the Defense Ministry signed a contract to…

Russia Plans Early Warning Radar in Crimea by 2020

Russia Plans Early Warning Radar in Crimea by 2020

On June 26, Russian defense industry insiders confirmed that construction for an early warning radar in Crimea would begin this year. The new radar, the Voronezh, would replace the older…

Japan, Russia Disagree on Aegis Ashore in Island Dispute

Japan, Russia Disagree on Aegis Ashore in Island Dispute

In their fourth “two-plus-two” dialogue, Japanese and Russian foreign and defense ministers failed to reach consensus over disputed island territories north of Japan. Both countries highlighted missile activity as a…