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).



January 18, 2017

Arrow 3 Transferred to Israeli Air Force

On January 18, 2017, the Israeli Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) formally transferred the first Arrow 3 interceptors to the Israeli Air Force in a ceremony marking the induction of the system into the country’s missile defense shield. Arrow 3 will coordinate with and complement the existing Arrow 2 system, providing defense from medium-range ballistic missiles. […]

January 18, 2017

Japan Plans Missile Defense Satellite Launch

Japan is preparing to launch a missile surveillance satellite on January 26, 2017 in an effort to upgrade its surveillance network amidst North Korea’s growing missile capabilities. The satellite, named the Kirameki No. 2, is to be launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in the Kagoshima Prefecture. The Kirameki No. 2 will use an X-band communication, […]

January 17, 2017

THAAD Deployment to South Korea may be Delayed due to Issues Securing a Location

The deployment of the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea may be delayed due to internal corporate concerns of the Lotte Group, which currently owns the golf course on which the THAAD unit is proposed to be stationed. Strong Chinese opposition to the THAAD deployment may be motivating the Lotte Group to reconsider its decision. In November, […]

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January 3, 2017

The Russia – NATO A2AD Environment

Among the concerns of the NATO alliance in the post-Crimea era is the increase in Russia’s anti-access area denial (A2AD) capabilities. A2AD forces are classified as those that contribute to denying an adversary’s forces access to a particular region or otherwise hinder freedom of maneuver. A2AD forces typically include air defenses, counter-maritime forces, and theater […]

January 3, 2017

Missile Defense: Time to Go Big

Nations around the world continue to develop a growing range of ballistic and cruise missiles to asymmetrically threaten U.S. forces, allies, and the American homeland. Missile defenses have now become an essential part of U.S. defense policy and strategy, and their importance shows no sign of diminishing. During the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to […]

January 3, 2017

Nuclear Forces: Restore the Primacy of Deterrence

U.S. nuclear deterrent forces have long been the foundation of U.S. national security and the highest priority of the Department of Defense. As President-elect Donald Trump has observed, nuclear weapons pose “the single greatest threat” to the nation. In the coming year, the new administration will review the state of U.S. nuclear forces, the nation’s […]

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