|North Korea||In Service||~300||Unknown||Egypt in the mid-1970s, but domestic production began in 1984|
|Egypt||In Service||>100||Unknown||USSR, North Korea, or domestically produced|
|Syria||In Service||Several hundred; 26 launchers||Unknown||North Korea &/or USSR – Late 1980s|
|Yemen||In Service||18 (likely destroyed or used)||Unknown||North Korea – 1999-2000|
|Iran||In Service||200||Unknown||Libya (1985) and Syria (1986), with domestic production beginning in 1988|
|Country of origin:||Soviet Union|
|Manufacturer:||Originally Scud Bs produced by the Soviet Union, copies also produced in North Korea (Hwasong-5), Iran (Shahab-1), and Iraq (Al-Hussein)|
|Class:||Short-Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM)|
|Range:||186.4 miles (300 km)|
|Warhead:||2204.6 lbs (1,000 kg) Designed for multiple types of warheads.|
|Weight:||13,007 lbs (5,900 kg)|
|Length:||36.9 ft (11.25 m)|
|Diameter:||2.89 ft (0.88 m)|
|Propellant:||Single-Stage Liquid Propellant|
|Guidance System:||Intertial Guidance System|
|Accuracy:||1476 ft CEP (450 m CEP)|
|Launch Platform:||MAZ 543 P TEL vehicle|
|Combat history:||Scud B missiles have been used in the Yom Kippur War (1973), Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), Afghan Civil War (1989-1992), Persian Gulf War (1991), 1994 Yemeni Civil War, Libyan Civil War (2011), Syrian Civil War (2011-Present), and the 2015 Yemeni Civil War.|
- “R-11/-17 (SS-1 Scud A/B/C/D).” Missile Threat. George C. Marshall and Claremont Institutes, 12 Oct. 2012. Web. 21 Oct. 2013.
- “Syria’s Scuds and Chemical Weapons.” CNS. Monterey Institute of International Studies, Mar. 1999. Web. 21 Aug. 2014.
- “Syrian Missiles.” NTI: Nuclear Threat Initiative. Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2012. Web. 21 Aug. 2014.
- “Profile for Iran.” NTI: Nuclear Threat Initiative. Monterey Institute of International Studies, July 2014. Web. 21 Aug. 2014.
- “R-11 / SS-1B SCUD-A R-300 9K72 Elbrus / SS-1C SCUD-B.” Military Analysis Network. Federation of American Scientists, 9 Sept. 2000. Web. 21 Aug. 2014.
- “Scud B.” Israel Missile Defense Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Aug. 2014.
- “Yemen Protests over Scud Seizure.” BBC News. BBC, 11 Nov. 2002. Web. 21 Aug. 2014.
- Ghobari, Mohammed, Sami Aboudi, and Mark Heinrich. “Yemeni President in Standoff with Saleh Son over Scud Missiles.” Reuters. Thomson Reuters, 11 Dec. 2012. Web. 21 Aug. 2014.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country’s president vowed that Tehran would press ahead with its missile program in defiance of U.S. demands to the contrary.
The United States handed over the first eight of 32 Bradley M2A2 infantry fighting vehicles to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) on 14 August, in a ceremony held at Beirut’s port. Speaking during the ceremony, US Ambassador Elizabeth Richard said the Bradleys represented an investment of more than USD100 million that will “provide the Lebanese […]
Algeria’s acquisition of Buk-M2E surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems has effectively been confirmed by the August issue of the People’s National Army’s (ANP) El-Djeichmagazine. The publication included an article covering the ‘Majd 2017’ exercise held in July, which was supported by a collage of Algerian military equipment – including a transporter erector launcher and radar (TELAR) vehicle […]
Russia is set to supply Egypt with 15 Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters by the end of this year, helicopter manufacturer Russian Helicopters told Russian state news agency Sputnik. The delivery is part of a deal to supply Cairo with 46 Alligators, Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Moscow-based rotorcraft manufacturing company Russian Helicopters, told Sputnik on Tuesday […]
The Boeing Co.-Philadelphia, Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $222,549,505 firm-fixed-price modification (P00069) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for eight each CH-47F new build helicopters to support the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command (RSLFAC). Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2021. Fiscal 2017 foreign military […]
Turkey’s presidential spokesman, İbrahim Kalin, has said there were only a few minor issues left to be resolved before an agreement with Russia on the purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air-missile (SAM) systems.
The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has received into the service the first two of eight BAE Systems Hawk Mk 166 advanced jet trainers (AJTs), the government announced on 29 July.
Turkey has made progress in plans to procure an S-400 missile defense system from Russia and signatures have been signed, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. “Steps have been taken and signatures signed with Russia concerning the S-400s. God willing we will see the S-400s in our country,” Erdogan told lawmakers from his ruling AK […]
The first of the 12 Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighters and eight Hawk Mk 166 advanced jet trainers ordered by Oman were “formally presented” to the customer on 15 May, BAE Systems announced. The event was held at the company’s Warton production and testing facility in the United Kingdom and attended by Sayyid Badr bin Saud […]
Raytheon, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded an $11,951,853 modification (P00001) to foreign military sales (Israel) contract W31P4Q-17-C-0073 for engineering services for the PATRIOT weapon system. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts; Billerica, Massachusetts; Burlington, Massachusetts; El Segundo, California; El Paso, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; Indianapolis, Indiana; Tewksbury, Massachusetts; and White Sands, New Mexico, with an estimated […]
As the Syrian Civil War rages, Israel has conducted a number of sporadic strikes inside the war-torn country. These strikes are to enforce Israel’s so-called “red line” in Syria, which includes transfers of sophisticated weapon systems to Hezbollah in Lebanon and threats along its border. View the full screen map here. (Last updated January 13, 2017 […]
On December 18, the same week UN experts declared that Iran’s October test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile was a violation of this summer’s nuclear deal, Washington announced the completion of an advanced missile defense facility in Romania. It is designed, among other things, to defend Europe against Tehran’s increasing missile capabilities. The step […]
The Saudi-led international coalition operating in Yemen announced late last month it had ended the first phase of its nearly month-long campaign in the country. Though the coalition fell short of its stated goal of returning Yemen’s internationally recognized government to power, it insists that in removing the threat of spillover to Yemen’s neighbors, it […]
Last month, the P5+1 and Iran arranged for an extension of Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), the interim nuclear deal that was agreed to in Geneva in late 2013 and implemented in January of this year. The deal has been prolonged for four months as the parties continue to seek a comprehensive solution. Remarkably absent […]