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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 Forthcoming Missile Defense Review
April 13, 2018

The Forthcoming Missile Defense Review

Later this spring, the Trump administration will release its 2018 Missile Defense Review (MDR), which is expected to better align U.S. missile defense policy with the present security environment. President…

Trump’s 2019 Missile Defense Budget: Choosing Capacity over Capability
February 28, 2018

Trump’s 2019 Missile Defense Budget: Choosing Capacity over Capability

The administration’s budget request for FY 2019 prioritizes near-term readiness against limited but growing ballistic missile threats from sources such as North Korea. This choice, however, falls short of connecting missile defense efforts to the reality of renewed great power competition as articulated in the National Defense Strategy.

How to Keep US Missile Defense on the Right Track
February 13, 2018

How to Keep US Missile Defense on the Right Track

Recent budget moves will give the U.S. missile defense effort a major boost in funding over the coming year, likely allowing the purchase of additional Ground Based Interceptor missiles on top of the 44 already deployed for use by the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system against ICBMs headed toward the U.S. homeland.

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Missile Threat features numerous interactive projects and data sets, regularly updated by our team as events unfold. Check back for the latest.

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North Korean Missile Launches & Nuclear Tests: 1984-Present
Last updated June 15, 2018

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 June 15, 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 June 15, 2018

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.

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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June 19, 2018

KSA Intercepts Missile Targeting Abha

On June 19, KSA Air Defense forces intercepted a Houthi-launched Badr-1 ballistic missile targeting the southern city of Abha. Although Saudi reports say the missile aimed at Khamis Mushait, Houthi…

June 19, 2018

Israel to Equip F-35s with ‘Rampage’ ALBM

On June 11, IMI Systems (formerly Israeli Military Industries) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) issued a joint press release announcing that Israeli F-35 fighter jets will be fitted with the…

June 19, 2018

US Navy Chief Advocates for Land-based BMD

On June 12, speaking at the U.S. Naval War College, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson advocated for a transition from regular naval ballistic missile defense patrols to land-based…