Russia Tests RS-24 Yars ICBM

Russia Tests RS-24 Yars ICBM

On February 6, Russia conducted a test launch of its RS-24 Yars ICBM at the Plesetsk spaceport in the Arkhangelsk Region. According to a Russian Defence Ministry press release, the…

US to Suspend INF Treaty Obligations

US to Suspend INF Treaty Obligations

On February 1, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty, effective February 2, and will leave the Treaty…

China Conducts BMD Test with S-400

China Conducts BMD Test with S-400

Reports in late December suggest China conducted its first ballistic intercept test of the Russian-made S-400 Triumf (SA-21 “Growler”) in November at an undisclosed location. The S-400 reportedly intercepted a…

Russian MoD Confirms Use of Iskander-M SRBM in Syria

Russian MoD Confirms Use of Iskander-M SRBM in Syria

On December 17, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov confirmed to local media that Russia’s 9K720 Iskander-M SRBM “has proved to be effective” in the Syrian war. He also confirmed…

Russian Iskander-M Strikes Target in Missile Test

Russian Iskander-M Strikes Target in Missile Test

On December 6, forces of Russia’s Eastern Military District tested an Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile against a fortified target at a distance of 80 km. The test took place at…