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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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Report: The Missile War in Yemen
June 9, 2020

Report: The Missile War in Yemen

The Missile War in Yemen is the first comprehensive review of missile and missile defense activity in the ongoing Yemen conflict.

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OngoingProjects

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 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.

MISSILESYSTEMS

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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LATESTNEWS

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October 19, 2020

India Tests Cruise Missile

On October 18, India successfully test launched a BrahMos cruise missile from a destroyer, striking a target in the Arabian Sea. In a release, India’s Ministry of Defence stated that…

October 19, 2020

Turkey Tests S-400 Air Defense System

On October 16, Turkey conducted the first live-fire test of its S-400 air defense system from Sinop in the country’s northern region. According to a defense industry source, Turkish forces…

October 14, 2020

North Korea Displays New Missiles in Parade

On October 10, North Korea showcased a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM), and other weapons at a military parade in Pyongyang. The new liquid-fueled ICBM,…

October 7, 2020

Russia Tests Hypersonic Cruise Missile

On October 7, Russia successfully test-fired a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from a warship in the Barents Sea. According to the Russian armed forces, the missile traveled 450 km…