US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

On February 16, the U.S. Navy successfully test fired an unarmed Trident II (D5LE) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off the coast of San Diego, California. The test quickly follows an…

US Navy Seizes Weapons Headed for Yemen

US Navy Seizes Weapons Headed for Yemen

On February 9, the U.S. Navy seized a shipment of Iranian-produced weapons bound for Yemen. According to a Navy press release, the USS Normandy (CG 60) boarded a dhow in…

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

On February 12, the U.S. Navy successfully test fired an unarmed Trident II (D5LE) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off the coast of San Diego, California. Designated DASO-30, the test demonstrated…

Greece to Deploy Patriot Missiles to Saudi Arabia

Greece to Deploy Patriot Missiles to Saudi Arabia

On February 3, a Greek government official announced that Athens planned to deploy Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia. The plan, which involved the United States, United Kingdom, and France, was…

Navy to Integrate LRASM for P-8 Aircraft

Navy to Integrate LRASM for P-8 Aircraft

On January 28, the U.S. Navy issued a solicitation to integrate the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) on its P-8A maritime patrol aircraft. In a February 2 addition, the Navy…

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On February 5, the U.S. Air Force test launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in southern California. Designated FTU-2, the flight test…

Pentagon Confirms Low-yield SLBM Deployment

Pentagon Confirms Low-yield SLBM Deployment

On February 4, the U.S. Department of Defense said it had deployed the W76-2 low-yield nuclear warhead on a Trident submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The statement confirms an earlier report…

Pentagon Pauses GMD Testing

Pentagon Pauses GMD Testing

Following its August 2019 decision to cancel the Redesign Kill Vehicle (RKV) program, the Pentagon has issued a “strategic pause” on its Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) flight test program. GMD’s…

US Navy Plans Tomahawk Upgrade

US Navy Plans Tomahawk Upgrade

Officials have confirmed U.S. Navy plans to upgrade its Tomahawk missiles to the Block V configuration. Speaking at the 2020 Surface Navy Association Symposium, Tomahawk program manager John Red said…