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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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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…

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 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.

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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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November 19, 2020

USAF Receives LRSO Cruise Missile Proposal

On November 18, the U.S. Air Force received a final proposal for the Long-Range Standoff Weapon (LRSO) and is preparing to seek approval for the system’s engineering and manufacturing development….

November 19, 2020

India Tests Indigenous Surface-to-Air Missiles

On November 13 and 17, India conducted its first flight tests of an operationally-configured Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) in Chandipur on the country’s east coast. In a release, India’s…

November 17, 2020

US Completes SM-3 IIA Against ICBM-class Target

On November 16, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and Navy conducted a successful test intercept of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA against an ICBM-class target. Designated FTM-44 “Stellar Lance,” the…

November 17, 2020

US Activates Iron Dome Air Defense System

On November 13, the U.S. Army announced it had activated two units to evaluate the Iron Dome system for an interim cruise missile defense capability. According to an Army statement,…