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Missile Threat brings together a wide range of information and analyses relating to the proliferation of cruise and ballistic missiles around the world and the air and missile defense systems designed to defeat them. Missile Threat is a product of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

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Op-ed: Improve the Space-Based Sensor System
July 7, 2017

Op-ed: Improve the Space-Based Sensor System

The Pentagon’s missile defense review is now underway, incorporating mandates from both the White House and Congress. One of its considerations, at presidential direction, is whether there should be a…

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific
June 6, 2017

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific

Missile threats facing both the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific are increasing in complexity, number, and source. In response, the Trump administration is using missile defenses to…

The GMD Intercept: What Does It Mean?
May 30, 2017

The GMD Intercept: What Does It Mean?

CSIS Critical Questions Today’s missile defense test was a success. What does that mean? This is a good day for homeland missile defense, and a bad day for Kim Jong-un….

North Korea Missile Launches: 1984-Present
April 20, 2017

North Korea Missile Launches: 1984-Present

The following database provides a chronology of North Korea missile launches and nuclear detonations, also reflected in the graphic above. These entries include full flight tests of ballistic and cruise missiles,…

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MISSILESYSTEMS

Explore Missile Threat’s dynamic database of information on offensive and defensive missile systems from across the globe.

MISSILES OF THE WORLD
Missile Defense

A growing collection of information on various countries’ missile systems, with illustrations and up-to-date information on their capabilities and history.

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DEFENSE SYSTEMS
Missile Defense

Explore the components that go into making missile defense effective, including sensors, interceptors, command and control.

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LATESTNEWS

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July 25, 2017

Germany Seeks Japanese Tech for Meteor Missile

On July 17, Japan and Germany signed a cooperation agreement for the joint development of new defense technologies. German media outlet Deutsche Welle reports that Germany wishes to integrate Japan’s…

July 25, 2017

Air Force to Extend Range of JASSM-ER

On July 19, the U.S. Air Force awarded a $37.7 million contract for continued development of a new wing design for the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range (JASSM-ER)….