Russia Conducts Anti-satellite Weapon Test

Russia Conducts Anti-satellite Weapon Test

On April 15, Russia test fired a ground-based, direct-ascent anti-satellite missile. U.S. officials did not say where the weapon was aimed but it does not appear that the test missile…

Ukraine Tests Antiship Missile

Ukraine Tests Antiship Missile

On April 2, Ukraine’s Luch Design Bureau successfully test fired its Neptune antiship missile at Alibey Training Ground in the country’s Odessa region. In a statement, Ukraine’s National Security and…

Russia Tests “Tsirkon” Hypersonic Weapon

Russia Tests “Tsirkon” Hypersonic Weapon

Russia test fired its Tsirkon hypersonic missile from a ship for the first time, Russia’s TASS news agency has reported. According to defense industry sources, Russia launched the missile from…

Serbia Receives Russian Pantsir-S1 Air Defense

Serbia Receives Russian Pantsir-S1 Air Defense

On February 22, Serbia’s Defense Ministry confirmed it had received delivery of two Pantsir-S1 short-range air defense systems from Russia. In a statement, Serbia’s Defense Ministry announced the successful outcome…

Russia Drills S-300, S-400 Air Defense Systems

Russia Drills S-300, S-400 Air Defense Systems

On February 4, Russia’s Central Military District reported the successful conclusion of air defense exercises in the Urals, Siberia, and Volga region. In the drills, S-300 and S-400 systems repelled…

Russia to Deploy Sarmat ICBM in 2021

Russia to Deploy Sarmat ICBM in 2021

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko has said Moscow will deploy its first serially-produced RS-28 Sarmat ICBMs in 2021. After conducting silo ejection tests in 2017 and 2018, Russia plans…

Russia Tests S-350 Missile System

Russia Tests S-350 Missile System

On January 14, Russia announced it had flight tested its S-350 short-medium-range air defense system, the first of its kind for the Russian Aerospace Force. Russia is set to deploy…

Iraq Mulls Russian Air Defense Purchase

Iraq Mulls Russian Air Defense Purchase

Baghdad has resumed talks with Russia on acquiring S-300 or S-400 air defense systems, Iraqi officials have confirmed. According to Karim Elaiwi, an Iraqi lawmaker and defense committee member, Iraq’s…

Russia Launching New Missile Warning Satellites

Russia Launching New Missile Warning Satellites

On December 18, Russian General Staff Chief Valery Gerasimov confirmed that Russia is modernizing its orbital missile early warning system. The new satellites, designated Kupol, began replacing Russia’s Oko-1 satellites…

Russia to Enlarge Iskander Missile Brigades

Russia to Enlarge Iskander Missile Brigades

On December 16, a Russian media report said that the Russian military would enlarge its Iskander brigades from 12 to 16 launchers each. According to Kremlin officials, several brigades were…