MQ-9 Reaper Scored Air-to-Air Kill in 2017

MQ-9 Reaper Scored Air-to-Air Kill in 2017

In November 2017, an MQ-9 Reaper UAV conducted a successful air-to-air intercept of a small aerial drone target. Although an unclassified event, reports of the intercept only received public attention…

Army Tests IBCS Network

Army Tests IBCS Network

The U.S. Army carried out a Soldier Checkout Event, dubbed SCOE 4.0, in which Army personnel employed the in-development Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). The…

US Approves $501 Million Missile Defense Sale to South Korea

US Approves $501 Million Missile Defense Sale to South Korea

On September 14, the U.S. State Department approved South Korea to purchase 64 Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missiles; nine Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio…

US and Japan Successfully Test SM-3 IB Threat Update

US and Japan Successfully Test SM-3 IB Threat Update

On September 11, the United States and Japan successfully intercepted a separating ballistic missile target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) IB Threat Update (TU) interceptor off the coast of Hawaii….

US Army Receives Ukrainian 3D Radar System

US Army Receives Ukrainian 3D Radar System

According the the import/export tracking website ImportGenius, the U.S. Army Contracting Command has received at least one Ukrainian-made 36D6M1-1 3D mobile air defense radar system. The shipment’s bill of landing…

Turkey Might Procure S-400 Sooner Than Planned

Turkey Might Procure S-400 Sooner Than Planned

On August 21, Russia’s Interfax newswire reported that Turkey will receive the S-400 Triumf air defense system from Russia in 2019 instead of 2020, as initially announced last year. Turkey…