The Pentagon is in the early stages of developing low-yield submarine-launched nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, a senior Department of Defense official told lawmakers Wednesday.
The following is the Jan. 8, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues. Read More
The following is the June 26, 2017 Pentagon report Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat Report from the Defense Intelligence Ballistic Missile Analysis Committee. Read More
The commander of U.S. Pacific Command said the United States may want to renegotiate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia because the restrictions on conventional land-based weapons are hindering the U.S. military’s ability to keep up with China. Read More
The following is the Feb. 3, 2017 Congressional Research Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues. Read More
The following is the Feb. 26, 2016 Congressional Research Service report: Iran-North Korea-Syria Ballistic Missile and Nuclear Cooperation. Read More
The following is the Oct. 2, 2015 Congressional Research Service report Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues. Read More
This post has been updated to include additional information from the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin.
The U.S. Navy and eight other countries are successfully working through an international detect-to-engage integrated air and missile defense exercise off the coast of Scotland, proving their platforms and people could integrate to provide missile defense in Europe. Read More
Saudi Arabia appears to have a previously undisclosed ballistic missile site possessing launch sites oriented toward Israel and Iran, according to an analysis of satellite images from Jane’s Defence Weekly.
The site — believed to use Chinese DF-3 ballistic missiles acquired by Saudi Arabia in the 1980s — is about 125 miles southwest of the capital of Riyadh near the town of Al-Watah.
According to the report, one launch pad is oriented toward Israeli targets — including Tel Aviv — while a second pad is set to send missiles in the direction of Tehran. Read More