North Korea Tests Large-Caliber Rockets

North Korea Tests Large-Caliber Rockets

On July 30, North Korea tested two rockets near Wonsan on the country’s east coast. According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the projectiles reached a 30…

US Navy Commissions New Aegis Destroyer

US Navy Commissions New Aegis Destroyer

On July 27, the U.S. Navy commissioned USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, at Port Everglades, Florida. The Paul Ignatius is the 67th of its class and one…

US Navy Tests Hellfire Missile On Littoral Combat Ship

US Navy Tests Hellfire Missile On Littoral Combat Ship

On July 25, the U.S. Navy announced a successful test of the Longbow Hellfire surface-to-surface missile from an unnamed Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Conducted at Point Mugu Sea Range,…

Israel, United States Test Arrow 3 Interceptor

Israel, United States Test Arrow 3 Interceptor

On July 28, the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully tested the Arrow 3 missile defense system in Alaska. In a statement, MDA said…

Boeing Quits Next-Generation ICBM Program

Boeing Quits Next-Generation ICBM Program

On July 25, Boeing announced it would withdraw its bid to produce the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), a system intended to replace the Air Force’s Minuteman III ICBMs. In a…

North Korea Fires New Ballistic Missiles

North Korea Fires New Ballistic Missiles

On July 25, North Korea tested two ballistic missiles from a site near Wonsan, along the country’s east coast. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the missiles flew…

Japan Launches New Aegis Destroyer

Japan Launches New Aegis Destroyer

On July 17, Japan launched its second Maya-class destroyer, JS Haguro (DDG-180), at a ceremony in Yokohama City. The vessel is the second ship of its class and the eighth…

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to Germany

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to Germany

On July 12, the U.S. State Department approved the potential sale of 50 Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) surface-to-air missiles to Germany. The PAC-3 MSE can…

Japan to share Aegis Ashore data with United States

Japan to share Aegis Ashore data with United States

On July 9, Japan’s Ministry of Defense said it would share information from its planned Aegis Ashore sites with the United States. The Japanese government first announced plans to acquire…