Pentagon Shifts Funds from ICBMs to Border Wall

Pentagon Shifts Funds from ICBMs to Border Wall

On May 12, The Washington Post reported that it had obtained a Defense Department document outlining the Pentagon’s plan to shift $1.5 billion originally designed for military projects such as…

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

On May 9, the USS Rhode Island (SSBN-740), an Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine, successfully test fired a Trident II D5 sub-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Conducted as part of a general refueling…

US Air Force Successfully Tests High Energy Laser

US Air Force Successfully Tests High Energy Laser

On April 23, the U.S. Air force successfully tested the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD), a laser weapons system designed to shoot down incoming surface-to-air or air-to-air launched missiles….

US Deploys Carrier Strike Group As Iran Moves SRBMs

US Deploys Carrier Strike Group As Iran Moves SRBMs

The United States deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group and B-52 bombers into the Persian Gulf after intelligence reports showed Iran moving short-range ballistic missiles by boats into the…

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On May 1, the U.S. Air Force test fired an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The missile’s mock warhead traveled about 6,700…

Israel and US Test David’s Sling

Israel and US Test David’s Sling

On March 19, the Israeli Missile Defense Organization and U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted a successful “test series” of the David’s Sling Weapon System. An Israeli Ministry of Defense spokesperson…