North Korea claims to have tested another hypersonic missile

by Ridzwan Rahmat

North Korea claims that the missile it tested on 11 January was a hypersonic weapon.

The missile, which was then described by the Japanese Ministry of Defense as a possible ballistic weapon, was launched at about 7.27 am local time into the Sea of Japan (East Sea) from North Korea's Jagang province.

Pyongyang's official media outlet Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on 12 January that the missile is a hypersonic weapon that has been developed by the country's Academy of Defence Science. The launch event was attended by North Korean supremo Kim Jong-un.


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UK supplies anti-tank weapons to Ukraine

by Huw Williams

British Army personnel from 3rd UK Division live-firing the NLAW. An unspecified number of these anti-tank weapons have been delivered to Ukraine. (Janes/Patrick Allen)

A batch of Next-generation Light Anti-tank Weapons (NLAWs) has been delivered to Ukraine by the United Kingdom in its first transfer of lethal defence equipment to the country.


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Houthis claim long-range cruise missile attack on UAE

by Jeremy Binnie

The Quds ground-launched cruise missile was unveiled on 7 July 2019. (Ansar Allah)

The Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthis) implied a significant increase in the range of its Quds cruise missile when it claimed the type was used to attack Abu Dhabi on 17 January.

Yahya Saree, the group's spokesman, announced on the following day that four Quds-2 cruise missiles were launched against Abu Dhabi's Musaffah oil refinery and airport, a Zulfiqar ballistic missile had targeted Dubai airport, and Samad-3 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were used against unidentified “sensitive and important” targets.


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Elbit Systems wins contract to supply CMS to Royal Swedish Navy

by Olivia Savage

Spårö-class minehunter/sweeper HMS Spårö M12 (Per Körnefeldt)

On 13 January Elbit Systems announced that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems Sweden AB, has been awarded a contract by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration to install its Albatross CMS system on the Royal Swedish Navy's (RSwN) Spårö-class mine countermeasures (MCM) vessels.

The contract is for an unspecified amount and will be performed over a 34-month period.


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North Korea claims that the missile it tested on 11 January was a hypersonic weapon.

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