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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 its first S-350 units in January 2020; the first units were delivered to forces in the Leningrad Region in December 2019. Revealed in 2013, the...

Russia to Deploy Avangard, S-350 Vityaz, and Iskander-M in 2019

On December 26, President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will deploy its Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle in 2019. President Putin’s announcement came following a successful Avangard test launch that same day, marking what appears to be the missile’s fourteenth flight test. The Avangard was one of six “next generation” weapons unveiled by Russian President Vladimir...