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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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Iran’s Missile Strike: How it Happened (Video)
February 3, 2020

Iran’s Missile Strike: How it Happened (Video)

Iran’s ballistic missile attacks on January 8, 2020 against U.S. troops in Iraq was an unprecedented moment in U.S.-Iranian relations. Derived from government statements, media reports, and first-hand accounts, this…

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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 March 25, 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…

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 December 11, 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
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Explore the components that go into making missile defense effective, including sensors, interceptors, command and control.

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March 30, 2020

North Korea Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

On March 29, North Korea fired two KN-25 short-range ballistic missiles from Wonsan on the country’s east coast. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the two projectiles flew…

March 23, 2020

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missiles

On March 20, North Korea test fired two KN-24 short-range ballistic missiles from Sonchon in the country’s western region. In a subsequent statement, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed…

March 20, 2020

Japan Commissions First Maya-class Aegis Ship

On March 19, Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned JS Maya (DDG-179), the first of two Maya-class ships and the seventh Japanese ship equipped with the Aegis combat system….

March 20, 2020

US Tests Hypersonic Weapon

On March 19, the United States successfully launched the Common Hypersonic Glide Body (C-HGB) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. According to a Navy spokesperson, the test…