Missiles of Israel

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Israel has one of the most technologically advanced missile arsenals in the Middle East. Aided by foreign assistance and collaboration over the past six decades, Israel domestically produces numerous cruise and ballistic missiles and has engaged in the export of missile systems to numerous other nations. While the bulk of Israel’s missile forces consist of shorter range, tactical systems, it also possesses a contingent of long-range ballistic missiles, the Jericho series, for strategic deterrence.

Despite not officially acknowledging any nuclear program, it is widely believed that Israel does possess nuclear weapons. Israel is not a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, nor a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). It has, however, stated a unilateral commitment to abide by MTCR’s restrictions on missile exports.

In addition to strike systems, Israel also deploys a sophisticated, layered missile defense shield, developed jointly with the United States. The collaboration between Israel’s missile and the space industries, moreover, has facilitated the domestic production of satellite launch vehicles.


Missile Name Class Range Status
Delilah LACM 250 - 300 km Operational
EXTRA Artillery Rocket 150 km Operational
Gabriel ASCM 35 - 400 km Operational
Harpoon ASCM 90 - 240 km Operational
Jericho 1 SRBM 500 km Obsolete
Jericho 2 MRBM 1,500 - 3,500 km Operational
Jericho 3 IRBM 4,800 - 6,500 km Operational
LORA SRBM 280 km Operational
Popeye ALCM 75 - 100 km Operational