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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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Aegis Intercept Test: Critical Questions
June 22, 2017

Aegis Intercept Test: Critical Questions

CSIS Critical Questions The Missile Defense Agency yesterday conducted an intercept test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA (SM-3 IIA), a relatively new interceptor designed for use in the Aegis Ballistic Missile…

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,…

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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 23, 2017

South Korea tests ballistic missile

On June 23, South Korea successfully test fired its Hyunmoon-2 missile from Anheung in the South Chungcheong Province. The missile has a reported range of 800km, a voluntary cap agreed to by…

June 23, 2017

North Korea Conducts Rocket Engine Test

On June 22, North Korea tested a rocket engine that U.S. officials believe could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). According to one official,…

June 23, 2017

Russia fires cruise missiles at ISIS in Syria

On June 23, Russian naval vessels fired six Kalibr cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean Sea into Syria’s Hama province. The missiles were launched from two frigates, the Admiral Essen…

June 22, 2017

Second Intercept Test of SM-3 IIA Unsuccessful

On June 21, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Japan Ministry of Defense conducted a development intercept test of a new Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile, an…