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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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Adapting to the Hypersonic Era
November 2, 2020

Adapting to the Hypersonic Era

Just as the world mitigated the most destabilizing aspects of systems like the strategic bomber and the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the United States can blunt some of the risks posed by aerial hypersonic weapons.

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OngoingProjects

Missile Threat features numerous interactive projects and data sets, regularly updated by our team.

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Interactive: The Missile War in Yemen
Last updated September 17, 2020

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.

North Korean Missile Launches & Nuclear Tests: 1984-Present
Last updated July 30, 2020

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…

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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LATESTNEWS

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February 18, 2021

US, Israel Begin Arrow 4 Interceptor Development

On February 18, the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) announced it was developing a new ballistic missile interceptor, the Arrow 4, with the United States’ Missile Defense Agency (MDA). In…

February 11, 2021

Pakistan Test Fires Babur Cruise Missile

On February 11, Pakistan flight tested a Babur IA cruise missile in a routine training operation. In a press release, Pakistan’s military stated that the test met “all laid down…

February 11, 2021

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

On February 9, the U.S. Navy flight tested an unarmed Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from waters off the Florida coast. According to an official notice to mariners, the…