Russia Tests PL-19 Nudol Missile: ASAT or BMD Missile Test?

December 22, 2016 Mbeljac 0

Russia appears to have tested the PL-109 Nudol missile, billed by most commentators as an anti-satellite weapon test (ASAT). The source of the reports on this come from Bill Gertz, so you should be careful of the framework of analysis provided especially given the prevailing political climate. Gertz, for the […]

*Another* Musudan Launch and Another Failure

October 20, 2016 Mbeljac 0

US Strategic Command reports that North Korea has just conducted another test of the Musudan missile, hot on the heels of Friday’s failed test, and a reemphasis by Washington of extended deterrence on the Korean peninsula. Today’s test, as with that on Friday, was near the city of Kusong. According […]

Latest Musudan Missile Test: North Korean Island Hopping?

October 18, 2016 Mbeljac 0

On Friday North Korea conducted a, failed, test of the Musudan (Hwasong-10) Medium Range Ballistic Missile, and informative analysis is slowly emerging given the paucity of data. The Musudan is widely seen as being based on Soviet SS-N-6 “Serb” technology (i.e. not Scud). The Musudan has been lengthened to carry […]