United States Tests SM-6 Interceptor

United States Tests SM-6 Interceptor

On July 24, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) attempted an intercept test against two short-range ballistic missile targets in waters northwest of Hawaii. During the test, USS Ralph Johnson…

Switzerland to Acquire Patriot Missile Defense

Switzerland to Acquire Patriot Missile Defense

On June 30, Switzerland selected to purchase the Patriot air defense system for its air defense modernization effort. To satisfy its BODLUV 2020 air defense requirement, Switzerland had previously evaluated…

Missile Defense Is Compatible With Arms Control

Missile Defense Is Compatible With Arms Control

What will it take for Russia and the United States to make progress on arms control? In announcing the Biden administration’s intent to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty…

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…