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Russia Sends Replacement S-400 Missiles to China

On April 30, Russia’s TASS news agency reported that the country has sent new S-400 Triumf missiles to China to replace those damaged in transit in December 2017. According to an unnamed source familiar with the delivery, “At the start of April, several dozens of new S-400 missiles [40N6E] were sent by maritime transport from...

Israel Uses Rampage ALBM in Combat

On April 13, Israel’s Air Force used the Rampage air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM) in combat for the first time, according to defense analyst Babak Taghvaee. The IAF fired Rampage missiles from F-16 aircraft to target a rocket production and storage facility in Masyaf, Syria. Imagery released by the geospatial intelligence firm ImageSat International shows the...

Russia to Replace Damaged S-400 Missile Shipment to China

On February 18, Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Russian defense contractor Rostec, revealed that a ship delivering S-400 missiles to China was damaged in a storm in the English Channel. The shipment was one of three total ships delivering the 40N6 interceptors to China, the other two successfully completing the delivery. Chemezov confirmed that all of...

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 supersonic ballistic missile target 250 km away. The People’s Liberation Army’s Rocket Force (PLARF) also tested jamming equipment in conjunction with the intercept test. Details...

Russian Pantsir-S Missile Battalion Enters Service in Crimea

On November 30, Russia’s Southern Military District’s press service announced that a Pantsir-S air defense battalion had deployed to Crimea earlier in October. According to the statement, these missile systems are “part of the programme to re-equip the district’s troops.” Pantsir-S (SA-22 “Greyhound”) is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and missile (SPAAGM) system that can hold...

Russia Deploys Fourth S-400 Battalion in Crimea

On November 29, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet press office announced their deployment of its fourth S-400 Triumf missile system battalion near the Russian-Ukrainian border in Djankoy, Crimea. According to Russia’s TASS news agency, the S-400 systems have moved into position and are now detecting and tracking targets. The surface-to-air missile system (SAM) is capable of...

Russian Army Accepts 40N6 Missile for S-400

The Russian army completed acceptance processes in September for the 40N6 long-range interceptor for use by its S-400 units. The Russian Aerospace Force plans to procure more than 1,000 40N6 missiles by 2027 and form 56 new battalions to operate recently acquired S-400 systems, which entered service in August 2018. The 40N6 is a long-range...

India Signs S-400 Purchase Deal

On October 5, Indian President Narendra Modi signed a $5 billion deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system. The deal was closed despite warnings from the United States that Indian acquisition of the Russian system will place the country at risk of punitive enforcement measures of the Countering America’s...

New Iranian Missile Facility May Be Under Construction in Syria

On August 30, geospatial imaging and intelligence firm ImageSat International released aerial imagery of a suspected Iranian surface-to-surface missile (SSM) facility under construction outside Wadi Jahannam in northwestern Syria. Israeli media reports note that the facility bears resemblance to the Iranian Parchin missile factory which has been associated with Iran’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs....