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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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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…

North Korea Missile Launches: 1984-Present
April 20, 2017

North Korea Missile Launches: 1984-Present

The following database provides a chronology of North Korea missile launches and nuclear detonations, also reflected in the graphic above. These entries include full flight tests of ballistic and cruise missiles,…

Video: Next Steps for Defending the Homeland
April 7, 2017

Video: Next Steps for Defending the Homeland

Protecting the homeland is regularly identified as the top priority of U.S. missile defense efforts. This mission is dependent upon a global network of sensors and interceptors, including the Ground-based…

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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
Missile Defense

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

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June 28, 2017

China Launches New Guided Missile Destroyer

On June 28, China launched its new domestically produced Type 055 guided missile destroyer. The Chinese media reported that the 10,000 ton vessel features new air defense, antimissile, antiship, and…

June 28, 2017

JASSM Deployed to South Korea

On June 26, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) deployed more than 10 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSM) to South Korea for use by U.S. Air Force F-16 fighters. The JASSM…

June 28, 2017

Russia Tests “Bulava” Sub-launched Missile

On June 26, the Russian state run news agency TASS released a statement from the Minister of Defense stating that a Borey-class ballistic missile submarine Yuri Dolgoruky successfully test fired an 3M14…

June 26, 2017

DOD Releases Report on Worldwide Missile Threats

On June 26, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) released its 2017 Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat report. The 40-page assessment finds that technology for ballistic and cruise…