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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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CSIS Testimony: Rob Soofer
June 9, 2021

CSIS Testimony: Rob Soofer

On June 9, CSIS Senior Associate Dr. Rob Soofer testified before the U.S. Senate Armed Services, Strategic Forces Subcommittee on missile defense strategy, policies, and programs. He was accompanied by…

FY 2022 Missile Defense and Defeat Budget Tracker
June 7, 2021

FY 2022 Missile Defense and Defeat Budget Tracker

On May 28, the Biden administration released its Fiscal Year 2022 defense budget request. The administration’s first budget request includes $20.4 billion allocated to what it calls “missile defense and…

Missile Defense Is Compatible With Arms Control
April 29, 2021

Missile Defense Is Compatible With Arms Control

What will it take for Russia and the United States to make progress on arms control? In announcing the Biden administration’s intent to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty…

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OngoingProjects

Missile Threat features numerous interactive projects and data sets, regularly updated by our team.

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FY 2022 Missile Defense and Defeat Budget Tracker
Last updated June 7, 2021

FY 2022 Missile Defense and Defeat Budget Tracker

On May 28, the Biden administration released its Fiscal Year 2022 defense budget request. The administration’s first budget request includes $20.4 billion allocated to what it calls “missile defense and…

Interactive: The Missile War in Yemen
Last updated September 17, 2020

Interactive: The Missile War in Yemen

These interactive features show the relative intensity of missile and missile defense-related activity across the Arabian Gulf which has occurring as part of the ongoing Yemen conflict. Beginning in June 2015, the bulk of missile incidents have occurred along Yemen-Saudi border around the cities of Najran, Jizan and Abha, but Houthi acquisition of longer-range missiles have permitted attacks as far as Riyadh.

North Korean Missile Launches & Nuclear Tests: 1984-Present
Last updated July 30, 2020

North Korean Missile Launches & Nuclear Tests: 1984-Present

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

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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July 27, 2021

United States Tests SM-6 Interceptor

On July 24, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) attempted an intercept test against two short-range ballistic missile targets in waters northwest of Hawaii. During the test, USS Ralph Johnson…

July 8, 2021

Russia Tests S-500 Missile

On July 7, Russia flight tested its S-500 missile defense system against a “high-speed ballistic target.” According to Russia’s defense ministry, the successful test “confirmed the specified tactical and technical…