List of missiles by country
This list of missiles by country displays the names of missiles in order of the country where they originate (were developed), with the countries listed alphabetically and annotated with their continent (and defence alliance, if applicable). In cases where multiple nations have developed or produced a missile, it is listed under each significantly participating nation. Within the lists of each country, missiles are ordered by designation and/or calling name (the latter being especially relevant for Russian/Soviet missiles). In some cases multiple listings are used, in order to provide cross-references for easier navigation.
For an alphabetical list by missile name, see the list of missiles.
- A-Darter Fifth generation short range infrared homing air-to-air missile (joint South Africa/Brazil)
- FOG-MPM Fiber-Optical-Guided-Multipurpose-missile.
- AVMT-300 GPS and/or laser-guided long-range missile
- MAA-1A Piranha short-range infrared-homing air-to-air missile.
- MAA-1B Piranha air-to-air missile, also known as "Piranha II".
- MSS-1.2 AC antitank guided missile.
- MSA-3.1 AAé antiaircraft guided missile.
- MAS-5.1 air-to-ground missile
- MAR-1 antiradiation missile (ARM).
- MAN-1 (MANSUP) antiship missile
- Red Arrow 73
- Red Arrow 8
- Red Arrow 9
- Red Arrow 10 GT6
- C-802 (Yingji) antiship missile
- KD-88 land-attack cruise missile
- PL-5 AAM
- PL-7 AAM
- PL-9 AAM
- PL-10 AAM
- PL-12 AAM
- Dong Feng-3A MRBM
- DF-4 IRBM
- DF-5 ICBM
- DF-15 SRBM
- DF-21 MRBM
- DF-31 ICBM Range:8000 km
- DF-31A ICBM Range:13000 km
- DF-41 ICBM
- DH-10 LACM
- JL-1 SLBM
- JL-2 SLBM Range:8000 km
- Hongqi-1 SAM
- Hongqi-2 SAM
- Hongnu-5 SAM
- Hongqi-7 SAM
- Hongqi-9 SAM
- Hongqi-10 SAM
- Hongqi-15 SAM
- Hongqi-17 SAM
- Hongqi-18 SAM
- Hongqi-61 SAM
- Kaishan-1 SAM
- Lieying-60 SAM
- PenLung-9 SAM
- Qianwei-1 SAM
- Qianwei-2 SAM
- Silkworm missile short-range antiship subsonic cruise missile
- AS.34 Kormoran 1/2
- MIM-115 Roland (replaced by LFK NG)
- EuroSpike (Israel/Germany)
- Taurus KEPD 350
- AGM Armiger
- IRIS-T SL
- IDAS (missile)
- PARS 3 LR
- RBS-15 (Sweden/Germany)
- RIM-116 RAM
- LFK NG
- MBDA Meteor (Multinational)
- Euromissile HOT (Franco German) antitank missile
- V-1 flying bomb
- V-2 rocket
- Enzian missile
- Wasserfall missile
- Ruhrstahl X-4 missile
- Henschel Hs 293
- Fritz X
- Akash: surface-to-air missile.
- Nag: anti-tank missile
- Amogha missile: anti-tank missile.
- CLGM: Cannon launched anti-tank missile.
- DRDO Anti Tank Missile
- DRDO SAAW: Precision guided anti airfield bomb
- Prithvi (missile)
- Agni (missile)
- Agni-I MRBM: surface-to-surface medium-range ballistic missile.
- Agni-II MRBM: surface-to-surface medium-range ballistic missile.
- Agni-III IRBM: surface-to-surface intermediate-range ballistic missile.
- Agni-IV IRBM: surface-to-surface intermediate-range ballistic missile.
- Agni-V ICBM: surface-to-surface intercontinental ballistic missile.
- Agni-VI: Four-stage Intercontinental ballistic missile. (under development)
- Surya: Intercontinental ballistic missile. (Unconfirmed)
- K Missile family
- Shaurya: surface-to-surface hypersonic tactical missile.
- BrahMos: cruise missile.
- BrahMos-II: hypersonic missile (under development).
- Astra BVRAAM: active radar homing beyond-visual-range missile.
- DRDO Anti-Radiation Missile: air-to-surface antiradiation missile (under development).
- DRDO NASM-SR (Short Range - Naval Anti-Ship Missile)
- Nirbhay: long-range subsonic cruise missile. (under development)
- Prahaar: tactical short-range ballistic missile.
- Pragati: Higher range variant of Prahaar
- Pralay: short-range ballistic missile
- Pinaka: guided rockets (Pinaka Mk1 unguided & MK2 guided rockets, Pinaka MkIII in development)
- Barak 8: long-range surface-to-air missile.
- Maitri (missile) DRDO quick-reaction surface-to-air missile.
- QRSAM DRDO, BEL and BDL's quick reaction surface-to-air missile.
- Pradyumna ballistic missile interceptor: ballistic missile interceptor, surface-to-air missile.
- Ashwin Ballistic Missile Interceptor: ballistic missile interceptor and antiaircraft missile.
- Trishul (missile): surface-to-air missile.
- Prithvi Air Defence: exoatmospheric antiballistic missile.
- Advanced Air Defence: endoatmospheric antiballistic missile.
- Prithvi Defence Vehicle: antiballistic missile.
- PDV MkI
- PDV MkII (ASAT & ICBM interceptor)
- AD-1 & AD-2 (Program AD ballistic missile defence system) - exoatmospheric antiballistic missile and potential hypersonic glide vehicle interceptor. (under development)
As of 2009[update], Iran has an active interest in developing, acquiring, and deploying a broad range of ballistic missiles, as well as developing a space launch capability. In mid-July 2008, Iran launched a number of ballistic missiles during military exercises, reportedly including the medium-range Shahab-3. Iran announced other missile and space launch tests in August and November 2008. In February 2009, Iran announced it launched a satellite into orbit and "officially achieved a presence in space."
- Arrow missile antiballistic missile (ABM)
- Barak 1 (naval point defense)
- Barak 8 (naval area defense)
- Delilah missile (Cruise missile of several variants: drone, air-to-ground, possible antiradiation version as well)
- David's Sling/Magic Wand (medium-range antimissile)
- Gabriel missile (ship-to-ship and air-to-ship variants)
- Iron Dome (short-range antirocket missile system)
- Jericho II IRBM (ground-to-ground ballistic)
- Jericho III ICBM (ground-to-ground ballistic)
- LAHAT (guided antitank)
- LORA (ground to ground)
- Nimrod (guided antitank)
- Popeye missile (air-to-ground cruise missile. USAF designation: AGM-142 Have Nap. Possibly larger derivatives exist as well, including a submarine-launched variant)
- Python 5 (air-to-air, with also a ground-to-air version named SPYDER)
- Derby (air-to-air, also known as the "Alto")
- Shavit (Space launcher)
- Spike/Gil missile (man-portable antitank guided missile, tactical ground-to-ground (Spike NLOS))
- AAM-1 (Type 69 air-to-air missile)
- AAM-2 (Program was canceled)
- AAM-3 (Type 90 air-to-air missile)
- AAM-4 (Type 99 air-to-air missile)
- AAM-5 (Type 04 air-to-air missile)
- AAM-5B (Development)
- ASM-1 (Type 80 air-to-ship missile)
- ASM-1C (Type 91 air-to-ship missile)
- ASM-2 (Type 93 air-to-ship missile)
- ATM-1 (Type 64 antitank missile)
- ATM-2 (Type 79 antitank missile)
- ATM-3 (Type 87 antitank missile)
- ATM-4 (Type 96 multipurpose missile system)
- ATM-5 (Type 01 light antitank missile)
- ATM-6 (medium-range multipurpose missile)
- SAM-1 (Type 81 short-range surface-to-air missile) (SAM)
- SAM-2 (Type 91 man-portable surface-to-air missile) (SAM)
- SAM-3 (Type 93 short-range surface-to-air missile)
- SAM-4 (Type 03 medium-range surface-to-air missile)
- SAM-4B (Development)
- Type 11 short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM)
- SSM-1 (Type 88 surface-to-ship missile)
- SSM-1B (Type 90 ship-to-ship missile)
- SM-3 Block-II/IIA (Joint development with the U.S.)
- Type 73 (Type 73 lightweight torpedo)
- Type 80 (Type 80 heavyweight torpedo)
- Type 89 (Type 89 heavyweight torpedo)
- Type 97 (Type 97 lightweight torpedo)
- Type 07 (Type 07 Vertical Launched ASROC)
- Ogbunigwe (multipurpose missile)
- Hwa song 2 missile
- Hwa song 1 missile
- Anza Mk.1, Mk.2 – man-portable air-defence system (MANPADS)
- Ababeel – medium-range ballistic missile with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV)
- Barq – laser guided air-to-surface missile
- Baktar-Shikan – antitank missile
- Babur (cruise missile)/Hatf VII
- Hatf-VIII (Ra'ad) – air-launched cruise missile (ALCM)
- Ghauri I – medium-range ballistic missile
- Shaheen-I – short-range ballistic missile
- Ghauri II – medium-range ballistic missile
- Shaheen II – medium-range ballistic missile
- Shaheen-III – medium-range ballistic missile
- Ghaznavi – short-range ballistic missile
- Hatf-IA – battlefield ballistic missile
- Abdali-I – short-range ballistic missile
- Hatf-IX (Nasr) – tactical ballistic missile
- Zarb - antiship missile
- Nasr - short-range tactical ballistic missile
- Baeksangeo (White Shark) heavyweight torpedo
- Cheolmae-2 (KM-SAM) medium-range surface-to-air missile
- Cheongsangeo (Blue Shark) lightweight torpedo
- Chiron surface-to-air missile
- C-Star ship-to-ship missile
- KL-SAM ground-based long-range surface-to-air SAM/ABM
- KAGM air-to-ground missile
- K-BATS multipayload tactical ballistic missile system
- K-LOGIR 2.75 inch (70 mm) missile
- Haeseong I antiship missile
- Haeseong II ship-to-surface cruise missile
- Haeseong III antiship cruise missile
- Hongsangeo (Red Shark) rocket-based torpedo and antisubmarine missile (K-ASROC)
- Baekgom tactical ballistic missile
- Hyunmoo-1 tactical ballistic missile
- Hyunmoo-2A tactical ballistic missile
- Hyunmoo-2B tactical ballistic missile
- Hyunmoo-2C tactical ballistic missile
- Hyunmoo-3A tactical cruise missile
- Hyunmoo-3B tactical cruise missile
- Hyunmoo-3C tactical cruise missile
- Hyunmoo-3D/Hyunmoo-4 tactical cruise missile
- Pegasus surface-to-air missile
- K-SAAM ship-based antimissile missile (ABM)
- Hyun-Gung antitank missile
- K-RAM surface-to-air missile (SAM)
- Leaflet 130 mm ship-to-ship guided missile
- Tactical Flag ship-to-surface guided missile
- KGGB GPS-guided air-to-surface missile
The NATO reporting name of each missile is shown in parentheses behind the proper name.
- ALAS (Advanced Light Attack System) long-range multipurpose guided missile
- RSA-1 (Variant of the Jericho II second stage for use as a mobile missile)
- RSA-2 (Variant of the Jericho II)
- RSA-3 (Variant of the Shavit)
- RSA-4 (Upper stages of the Shavit with a heavy first stage)
(Above missile prototypes made by Houwteq, none entered production)
(Above missiles made by Denel Dynamics)
- Hsiung Feng I (HF-1) (ship-to-ship)
- Hsiung Feng II (HF-2) (guided multiplatform antiship)
- Hsiung Feng IIE (HF-2E) (land-attack cruise missile variant of HF-2)
- Hsiung Feng III (HF-3) (antiship and/or land-attack cruise missile)
- Sky Bow I (TK-1) (SAM)
- Sky Bow II (TK-2) (SAM)
- Sky Bow III (TK-3) (SAM)
- Sky Spear (short range SSBM)
- Sky Horse (ballistic missile)
- Sky Sword I (TC-1) (air-to-air)
- Sky Sword II (TC-2) (air-to-air)
- TC-2A (Anti-radiation variant)
- TC-2N (Naval variant)
- TC-2C (Advanced air-to-air variant)
- Wan Chien (air launched cruise missile)
- Yun Feng (long-range cruise missile)
- AIM-132 ASRAAM "advanced short-range air-to-air missile"
- Bloodhound long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM)
- Blowpipe man-portable surface-to-air missile (SAM)
- Blue Steel nuclear "stand-off bomb" (never produced)
- Blue Streak nuclear "stand-off missile" (never produced)
- Blue Water – surface-to-surface nuclear missile
- Brakemine WW II surface-to-air missile project
- Brimstone missile
- CAMM "Common Anti-aircraft Modular Missile"
- CAMM-ER "Common Anti-aircraft Modular Missile - Extended Range" (British-Italian)
- Fairey Fireflash air-to-air missile
- Fairey Stooge antiship missile
- Fire Shadow
- Firestreak air-to-air missile
- Green Cheese
- Javelin man-portable surface-to-air missile (SAM)
- Malkara (joint Australian/British)
- MBDA Meteor (European collaboration) air-to-air missile
- Rapier British/German battlefield surface-to-air missile (SAM)
- Red Dean
- Red Hebe
- Red Top air-to-air missile
- Sea Cat shipboard surface-to-air missile (SAM)
- Sea Dart shipboard surface-to-air missile
- Sea Eagle air launched anti-ship missile
- Sea Skua air launched anti-ship misile
- Sea Slug shipboard surface-to-air missile
- Sea Viper (Aster missile) shipboard surface-to-air missile
- Sea Wolf shipboard surface-to-air missile
- Skybolt ALBM nuclear "stand-off missile" (never produced)
- Skyflash - British-produced American "Sparrow" missile
- SPEAR "Selective Precision Effects At Range"
- Storm Shadow (British-French)
- Swingfire antitank missile
- Thunderbird missile
- Tigercat missile
- UB.109T cruise missile
- Vickers Vigilant
Missile Design Series (Unified)Edit
US DoD 4120 Mission Design Series (MDS) Designators and Symbols for Guided Missiles, Rockets, Probes, Boosters, and Satellites.
|Status Prefix||Launch Environment||Basic Mission||Vehicle Type|
|C – Captive||A – Air||C – Transport||B – Booster|
|D – Dummy||B – Multiple||D – Decoy||M – Guided Missile|
|J – Special Test (Temporary)||C – Coffin||E – Electronic/Communications||N – Probe|
|M – Maintenance||F – Individual||G – Surface Attack||R – Rocket|
|N – Special Test (Permanent)||G – Surface||I – Aerial/Space Intercept||S – Satellite|
|X – Experimental||H – Silo Stored||L – Launch Detection/Surveillance|
|Y – Prototype||L – Silo-Launched||M – Scientific/Calibration|
|Z – Planning||M – Mobile||N – Navigation|
|P – Soft Pad||Q – Drone|
|R – Ship||S – Space Support|
|S – Space||T – Training|
|U – Underwater||U – Underwater Attack|
|W – Weather|
Sample Missile MDS – "BGM-109G"
|Launch Environment||Multiple||– B|
|Basic Mission||Surface Attack||– G|
|Vehicle Type||Guided Missile||– M|
|Design Number||109th Missile Design||– 109|
|Series||7th Version of the Design||– G|
The list of U. S. missiles, sorted by ascending MDS number:
Joint Designation System of 1947Edit
|Status Prefix||Launch Environment||Target Environment||System Designation||Developing Service||Sequence Number||Modification Suffix|
|R – Research||A – Air||A – Air||M – Missile||A – Air Force|
|T – Training||S – Surface||S – Surface||G – Army|
|X – Experimental||U – Underwater||U – Underwater||N – Navy|
|Y – Service Test|
Test Vehicle Designations
|Basic Mission||System Designation||Developing Service||Sequence Number||Modification Suffix|
|C – Control||TV – Test Vehicle||A – Air Force|
|L – Launching||G – Army|
|P – Propulsion||N – Navy|
|R – Research|
Air Force: Consecutive numerical sequence for each missile mission type.
Army: Single numerical sequence until 1948 when the sequence numbers were restarted.
Navy: Initially even numbers transitioning to sequential.
Sample Vehicle Designation "SSM-A-2 Navaho"
|Launch Environment||S – Surface||S|
|Target Environment||S – Surface||S|
|System Designation||M – Missile||M|
|Developing Service||A – Air Force||A|
|Sequence Number||Sequential Number||2|
|Modification Suffix||Not Used|
Sample Test Vehicle Designation "RTV-G-1 WAC Corporal"
|System Designation||TV – Test Vehicle||TV|
|Developing Service||G – Army||G|
|Modification Suffix||Not Used|
United States Air Force Designation SystemsEdit
United States Air Force Designation System, 1947–1951
The list of missiles sorted by ascending Air Force 1947–1951 designations.
United States Air Force Designation System, 1951–1955
During this timeframe, the U.S. Air Force treated missiles as pilotless aircraft.
|Basic Mission||Sequence Number||Modification Series|
|B – Bomber "Ground Attack Missile"|
|F – Fighter "Antiaircraft Missile"|
|X – Experimental|
The list of missiles sorted by ascending Air Force 1951–1955 designations.
1A version of the Falcon missile was briefly designated the F-104 before it was redesignated as the F-98.
2The X-11 and X-12 designations were assigned to one and three engine test missiles that would have been used to develop a five-engine version of the Atlas missile.
United States Air Force Designation System, 1955–1963
|Status Prefix||Basic Mission||Sequence Number||Modification Series|
|H – Hardened||GAM – Guided Air-Launched Missile|
|R – Reconnaissance||GAR – Guided Air-Launched Rocket|
|S – Space||IM – Intercept Missile|
|T – Training||RM – Research Missile|
|U – Training||SM – Strategic Missile|
|X – Experimental||TM – Tactical Missile|
|Y – Service Test|
For all basic missions except GAR (which started at 1) the sequence number started after 67 which was the last bomber designation used for guided missiles.
Sample Air Force 1955–1963 designation: "XSM-73"
|Basic Mission||Strategic Missile||SM|
|Sequence Number||6th non-GAR missile after 67||73|
|Modification Series||Not Used|
The list of missiles sorted by ascending Air Force 1955–1963 designations.
United States Navy Designation System 1941 – 1945
The list of missiles sorted by ascending Navy 1941 – 1945 designations.
|Pre-Fix||Basic Mission||Manufacturer Code|
|X – Experimental||BD – Assault Drone||D – McDonnell|
|LB – Bomb Carrying Glider||E – Pratt-Read|
|TD – Target Drone||P – Piper|
|T – Taylorcraft|
United States Navy Designation System 1946 – 1947
|Basic Mission||Manufacturer Sequence Number||Manufacturer Code|
|KA – Antiaircraft||None – First Missile Constructed by Manufacturer||D – McDonnell|
|KD – Drone||2 – Second Missile Constructed by Manufacturer||M – Martin|
|KG – Ground Attack||3 – 3rd Missile Constructed by Manufacturer||N – Naval Air Material Unit|
|KS – Antiship||Q – Fairchild|
|KU – Research and Test||S – Sperry|
|Y – Convair|
|W – Willys-Overland|
The list of missiles sorted by ascending Navy 1946–1947 designations.
United States Navy Designation System 1947 – 1963
The list of missiles sorted by ascending Navy 1947–1963 designations.
United States Army Designation SystemsEdit
United States Army Designation System 1941 – 1947
|Designation||Function||Period of Usage|
|BG – Bomb Glider||Glider with explosive warhead||1942 to 1944|
|BQ – Guided Bomb||Ground-launched remote controlled drone||1942 to 1945|
|GB – Glide Bomb||Guided Bomb||1941 to 1947|
|GT – Glide Torpedo||Guided Bomb with a torpedo||1943 to 1947|
|JB – Jet Bomb||Missile||1943 to 1947|
|VB – Vertical Bomb||Guided Bomb||1943 to 1947|
The list of missiles sorted by ascending Army 1941–1947 designations.
- JB-1 Bat
- JB-2 Doodle Bug
- JB-3 Tiamet
- JB-4 Project MX-607
- JB-5 Project MX-595
- JB-6 Project MX-600
- JB-7 Project MX-605
- JB-8 GAPA
- JB-9 Project MX-626
- JB-10 Bat
United States Army Designation System 1948 – 1955
The list of missiles sorted by ascending Army 1948 – 1955 designations.
United States Army Designation System 1955 – 1963
|Prefix||Army Ordnance Designator||Equipment Category Sequence Number||Modification Suffix|
|X – Pre Production||M – Ordnance Designator|
The list of missiles sorted by ascending Army 1955–1963 designations.
- M1 Nike-Ajax
- M2 Corporal
- M3 Hawk
- M4 Lacrosse
- M6 Nike-Hercules
- M8 Redstone
- M9 Redstone
- M13 Shillelagh
- XM14 Pershing
- M15 Sergeant
- M16 Hawk
- M18 Hawk
- XM19 Pershing
- M50 Honest John
United States Undesignated MissilesEdit
The list of undesignated United States missiles sorted alphabetically:
1Australian target missile briefly used by the United States Navy.
2The United States procured Rapier missile systems for the air defense of United States Air Force Bases in the United Kingdom.
United States Missiles with X DesignationsEdit
The list of X designated United States missiles numerically:
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