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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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A Missile Defense Agenda
September 19, 2017

A Missile Defense Agenda

We must ‘rebalance’ in the right way.  In the 1990s, the U.S. intelligence community assessed that North Korea might acquire an intercontinental ballistic missile by 2015. That threat is now…

Video: Detecting a North Korean Missile Strike on Guam
September 18, 2017

Video: Detecting a North Korean Missile Strike on Guam

In early August 2017, North Korea announced plans to launch four intermediate-range ballistic missiles towards the waters surrounding Guam — perhaps 30 or 40 kilometers from the island’s coast. This…

Missile Defense and the Nuclear Posture Review
September 13, 2017

Missile Defense and the Nuclear Posture Review

As missile defense capabilities have matured, they have become widely recognized for their contribution to broad strategic objectives and the US nuclear posture. The growing significance of missile defenses has…

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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
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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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September 21, 2017

Israel Establishes Second Iron Dome Battalion

On September 18, Israel’s Air Force reported that its Air Defense Division had established a second Iron Dome battalion to defend against aerial threats in Israel’s northern theater. “Israel’s northern…

September 21, 2017

Russia Test Fires ICBM in Zapad Exercise

On September 20, Russia successfully test fired a SS-29 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile on the final day of the Zapad 2017 military exercise. As part of the exercise, Russian missile…

September 21, 2017

PAC-3 Interceptors Relocated On Hokkaido

On September 20, the Japanese Defense Ministry relocated Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) surface-to-air missile interceptors on the northern island of Hokkaido to an air defense base close to the flight…

September 18, 2017

Iskander-M Missile Tested in Russian Exercise

On September 18, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the successful test of the Iskander-M missile as part of the ongoing Zapad 2017 military exercises. The short-range ballistic missile was…