Yemeni armed forces have unveiled four domestically-built long-range, surface-to-air missile defense systems, which could act as game changers and alter the course of battle in the face of the deadly campaign led by Saudi Arabia against Yemen.
The US may send a Patriot missile system to Iraq after neighboring Iran launched a missile attack on American bases in the Arab country in retaliation for Washington's assassination of senior Iranian commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, according to US officials.
The United States has flown four surveillance planes over the Korean Peninsula at the same time, according to an aviation tracker Wednesday, amid heightened concern that North Korea could test-fire a long-range missile as a "Christmas gift" to Washington.
The United States is reportedly watching North Korea closely for indications of a possible "Christmas surprise" missile test, which it has promised if Washington does not come to the negotiating table.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says his country will not back out of the procurement of the advanced Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems, and is currently in contact with its NATO allies, particularly the United States, to work out a solution to the matter.
A research study conducted by the US Department of Defense hailed Iran’s achievements in its ballistic missiles program despite decades of Washington-imposed sanctions, saying its arsenal is larger than that of any other Middle Eastern countries.