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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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Catching Up: China’s Developing Military Power
January 6, 2020

Catching Up: China’s Developing Military Power

For decades, China has engaged in a fervent game of “catch-up” with U.S. military capabilities. This effort, which has ballooned China’s defense spending to 620 percent of its 1990 level, is beginning…

FY 2020 Missile Defense Agency Budget Tracker
December 30, 2019

FY 2020 Missile Defense Agency Budget Tracker

* The Senate NDAA transferred authorization for THAAD O&M and Procurement obligations to the Army. The Senate Appropriations Committee transferred appropriation obligations for Aegis BMD to the Navy and THAAD…

Iranian Missiles in Iraq
December 11, 2019

Iranian Missiles in Iraq

The Issue Iran-backed militias within Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) have acquired short-range ballistic missiles from Tehran, supplementing their existing arsenal of unguided rockets. These militias’ small, harassing rocket attacks…

A New Generation of Homeland Missile Defense Interceptors
November 12, 2019

A New Generation of Homeland Missile Defense Interceptors

Recent Pentagon actions have produced considerable uncertainty in the future of homeland ballistic missile defense. In August 2019, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Dr. Michael Griffin cancelled the Redesigned Kill…

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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 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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January 23, 2020

Pakistan Fires Hatf 3 Ballistic Missile

On January 23, Pakistan successfully test fired its Ghaznavi (Hatf 3) short-range ballistic missile. In a statement, the Pakistani military said the launch was “aimed at rehearsing operational readiness procedures…

January 23, 2020

US Navy Plans Tomahawk Upgrade

Officials have confirmed U.S. Navy plans to upgrade its Tomahawk missiles to the Block V configuration. Speaking at the 2020 Surface Navy Association Symposium, Tomahawk program manager John Red said…

January 21, 2020

Houthi Missile Attack Kills Over 100 Yemeni Troops

On January 20, Houthi militants in Yemen fired several ballistic missiles targeting a military camp in Marib, killing at least 111 Yemeni soldiers and injuring around 100 others. The missile…

January 21, 2020

India Test Fires Sub-launched Ballistic Missile

 On January 19, India test fired its K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from a submerged pontoon off the country’s east coast. According to Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) sources,…