US Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

US Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On February 23, the U.S. Air Force test launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. In a press release, the Air Force…

US Approves Rolling Airframe Missile Sale To Egypt

US Approves Rolling Airframe Missile Sale To Egypt

On February 16, the U.S. Department of State approved the sale of Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles to Egypt. The approval, with an estimated sale cost of $197 million, includes…

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

On February 9, the U.S. Navy flight tested an unarmed Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from waters off the Florida coast. According to an official notice to mariners, the…

Romania Approves Antiship Missile Purchase

Romania Approves Antiship Missile Purchase

On January 14, Romania’s government approved the purchase of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM), a subsonic antiship missile codeveloped by the United States and Norway. In a contract estimated at…

US Army Completes IBCS Development

US Army Completes IBCS Development

On January 13, the U.S. Department of Defense began formal acquisition of the Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS), an Army command-and-control system for air and missile defense. Following a four-year…

Russia Tests Anti-satellite Missile

Russia Tests Anti-satellite Missile

On December 15, Russia tested an anti-satellite missile, according to a statement by the U.S. Space Command. According to the release, the weapon tested was a direct-ascent anti-satellite missile capable…

Israel Tests Multiple Missile Defense Systems

Israel Tests Multiple Missile Defense Systems

On Dec 15, Israel’s Ministry of Defense announced the completion of a major air and missile defense exercise, employing Iron Dome, David’s Sling, and Arrow weapons systems in a series…

USAF Receives LRSO Cruise Missile Proposal

USAF Receives LRSO Cruise Missile Proposal

On November 18, the U.S. Air Force received a final proposal for the Long-Range Standoff Weapon (LRSO) and is preparing to seek approval for the system’s engineering and manufacturing development….

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,…