US Activates Iron Dome Air Defense System

US Activates Iron Dome Air Defense System

On November 13, the U.S. Army announced it had activated two units to evaluate the Iron Dome system for an interim cruise missile defense capability. According to an Army statement,…

US Tests Patriot and THAAD Missile Defense

US Tests Patriot and THAAD Missile Defense

On October 1, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency announced a test of the Patriot and THAAD missile defense systems at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Consisting of two…

Saudi Arabia Purchases Seven AN/TPY-2 Radars

Saudi Arabia Purchases Seven AN/TPY-2 Radars

On June 26, U.S. defense contractor Raytheon received a finalized contract for seven AN/TPY-2 radars to Saudi Arabia. The $2.3 billion contract is part of a larger $15 billion foreign…

US Deploying Air and Missile Defenses to Saudi Arabia

US Deploying Air and Missile Defenses to Saudi Arabia

On September 26, the Pentagon announced the deployment of one Patriot battery, four Sentinel surveillance radars, and 200 support personnel to Saudi Arabia, following Iranian attacks on Saudi oil facilities…

THAAD Achieves 16th Successful Intercept

THAAD Achieves 16th Successful Intercept

On August 30, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted a successful intercept test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system against an airborne target. Designated FTT-23,…

US Deploys THAAD in Israel in Joint Drills

US Deploys THAAD in Israel in Joint Drills

On March 4, the United States announced the temporary deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to Israel for the first time to conduct deployment readiness exercises….