Poland to Purchase HIMARS

Poland to Purchase HIMARS

On February 10, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced his country’s agreement with the United States to purchase 20 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) for the 1st Warsaw Armored…

US Army to Purchase Iron Dome

US Army to Purchase Iron Dome

On February 6, the U.S. Army announced its plan to purchase several Israeli Iron Dome air defense systems to fulfill a short-term need for indirect fire defense. In an official…

US to Suspend INF Treaty Obligations

US to Suspend INF Treaty Obligations

On February 1, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty, effective February 2, and will leave the Treaty…

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman-3 ICBM

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman-3 ICBM

On November 6, the U.S. Air Force successfully test fired an unarmed Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Fired out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the missile traveled…

US Establishes New Missile Defense Command in Japan

US Establishes New Missile Defense Command in Japan

On October 30, a spokesperson for the Japanese Ministry of Defense confirmed reports that the U.S. has established a new ballistic missile defense command in the country. The site began…

MDA Releases FTM-29 Failure Review Board Findings

MDA Releases FTM-29 Failure Review Board Findings

On October 1, the Missile Defense Agency released findings of its investigation into FTM-29’s failure. The joint U.S.-Japanese test took place on January 31, 2018, testing the co-developed Standard Missile-3…