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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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Don’t Waste This Lesson
September 24, 2019

Don’t Waste This Lesson

How drone attacks reveal fixable flaws with American air defenses The attacks on the oil facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais in Saudi Arabia are neon flashing warning signs of the…

Trump’s Blind Spot
September 6, 2019

Trump’s Blind Spot

New missile defense plans depend upon the success or failure of one thing: a new layer of space-based sensors. At the January release of his administration’s new missile defense policy…

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Missile Threat features numerous interactive projects and data sets, regularly updated by our team as events unfold. Check back for the latest.

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North Korean Missile Launches & Nuclear Tests: 1984-Present
Last updated December 3, 2019

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…

The Russia – NATO A2AD Environment
Last updated November 29, 2018

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…

Interactive: The Missile War in Yemen
Last updated August 27, 2019

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.

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

MISSILES OF THE WORLD
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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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December 6, 2019

Israel Tests Unnamed Missile

On December 6, Israel tested an unnamed rocket propulsion system from a base in the country’s central region. In a statement, Israel’s defense ministry said the test “was scheduled in…

December 5, 2019

US Seizes Suspected Iranian Missile Parts

On November 25, a U.S. Navy destroyer seized missile parts of likely Iranian origin from a boat in the Arabian Sea. In a December statement, the Pentagon said that U.S….

December 5, 2019

US Retires CALCM Missile

On November 20, the U.S. Air Force retired its final Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM), a long-range cruise missile carried by the B-52 bomber. Developed in the 1970s, the CALCM…

December 4, 2019

South Korea Begins Missile Interceptor Project

On December 4, South Korea began full-scale development of L-SAM, an indigenous surface-to-air missile. According to South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration, the project is valued at $813 million and…