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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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Iranian Missile Launches: 1988-Present
July 27, 2017

Iranian Missile Launches: 1988-Present

Despite Iran’s apparent compliance with the nuclear deal concluded in 2015, its missile programs remain a serious concern. Since 2006, the United Nations has repeatedly sanctioned Iran’s ballistic missile programs,…

Op-ed: Improve the Space-Based Sensor System
July 7, 2017

Op-ed: Improve the Space-Based Sensor System

The Pentagon’s missile defense review is now underway, incorporating mandates from both the White House and Congress. One of its considerations, at presidential direction, is whether there should be a…

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific
June 6, 2017

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific

Missile threats facing both the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific are increasing in complexity, number, and source. In response, the Trump administration is using missile defenses to…

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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
Missile Defense

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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August 11, 2017

DPRK Threatens Guam with Missiles Amid Rising Tensions

On August 8, the Washington Post reported on Defense Intelligence Agency analysis indicating that North Korea had successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead, capable of being fitted onto an ICBM. President…

August 4, 2017

US Navy Conducts Successful SPY-6 Radar Test

On July 27, the U.S. Navy successfully conducted an AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) test. AMDR detected and tracked a medium-range ballistic missile target. AMDR is planned to…

August 2, 2017

US Test Fires Minuteman-3 ICBM

On August 2, the U.S. Air Force successfully test fired an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Fired out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the missile traveled…