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).


Missile Defense: Time to Go Big
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…

Missile Maps and Infographics
January 2, 2017

Missile Maps and Infographics

Access Missile Threat’s growing collection of quality infographics in one place. These graphics display the missile activity and capabilities of countries around the globe, including missile ranges, missile testing patterns, and…

Video: Midcourse Discrimination
November 23, 2016

Video: Midcourse Discrimination

Hit-to-kill ballistic missile defense is the ultimate precision guidance challenge. Many elements of a defense must come together to achieve a long range intercept. One of the most important and…

Interactive: The Missile War in Yemen
October 13, 2016

Interactive: The Missile War in Yemen

In March 2015, the Gulf Cooperation Council, led by Saudi Arabia, launched Operation Decisive Storm in order to bolster the internationally recognized Yemeni government led by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur…


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

Missile Defense

A growing collection of information on various countries’ missile systems, with illustrations and up-to-date information on their capabilities and history.

Missile Defense

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


February 21, 2017

US Trident II Tests Successful

Last Thursday, the United States Navy announced that it had successfully carried out four Trident II D5 sub-launched ballistic missile test flights launched from an Ohio-class submarine over the course of…

February 17, 2017

Senators Introduce INF Treaty Preservation Act

On February 16th, Senators Tom Cotton, (R-Arkansas), Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) introduced the Intermediate- Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) Preservation Act. This piece of legislation, along with…

February 14, 2017

Russia Deploys Cruise Missile, Violates INF Treaty

On February 14, a senior military official reported that Russia has deployed a battalion of intermediate-range ground-launched cruise missiles, violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The missile has been…

February 13, 2017

India Tests New High-Altitude Interceptor Missile

On February 11, India conducted a test of its two-tier ballistic missile defense system. Reports indicate that an exo-atmospheric interceptor, also called the “Prithvi Defense Vehicle” (PDV), successfully launched from India’s…

July 29, 2016
Missile Defense Agency and the Color of Money
June 22, 2016
Future of U.S. Army Missile Defense
January 22, 2016
Strategic Deterrent Forces