Dan Arkin

The launch of the Zircon missile last week. Photo: Russian Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

On Putin's birthday, Russia launches hypersonic cruise missile

The missile was launched in the White Sea and hit a target in the Barents Sea. Putin revealed the existence of the missile in 2019 and said it will fly at a speed of nine times the speed of sound

The launch of a SpaceX Falcon rocket from Kennedy Space Center in 2018. Photo: Bigstock/Copyright: Kent Weakley 

SpaceX to build satellites that track ballistic missiles

The contract worth $149 million was signed as the first stage of a comprehensive plan under which the company will build four satellites equipped with special infrared sensors

An Estonian Navy training exercise at the port of Tallinn. Photo: REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Estonia prepares plan for defense against Russian invasion

The Baltic state is increasing its defense budget, upgrading the defense of its coasts and acquiring anti-ship missile boats. It has also requested cooperation from Lithuania and Latvia