Syria Missile Milestones – 1972-2005

1972: Syria obtains FROG-7 missiles, launchers and reload vehicles from the Soviet Union. 1973: Syria launches FROG-7 missiles at Israeli airbases during the October war, with little success. 1976: The…

Israel Missile Milestones – 1953-2005

1953: Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI), developer of the Shavit rocket, is established. 1965: France contracts to supply Jericho missiles to Israel. 1968: U.S. intelligence reports say Israel has made nuclear…

China’s Rockets and Missiles

Chinese Missiles Dong Feng-3 or -3A (DF-3/3A) (US: CSS-2) The CSS-2/DF-3 is a single-stage, liquid fueled missile fitted with a thermonuclear warhead. It has a range of 2,800 kilometers and…

China’s Ballistic Missile Update – 2004

Introduction China continues to modernize its ballistic missile arsenal. Although limited in number and capability when compared to their American counterparts, China’s ballistic missiles are being improved in a number…

The Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Remarks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference in Washington D.C. I am pleased to be able to speak to this distinguished forum, and to say a few words…

Brazil’s Rockets and Missiles Update – 2004

Brazil’s attempt to develop a national space launch program has continued to experience setbacks. The third attempt to launch Brazil’s first big space rocket failed in August 2003. Nevertheless, Brazilian…

Iran Missile Update – 2004

Iran continues to develop its ballistic missile capability, despite a number of setbacks in recent flight tests. Since 2000, Iran has focused its efforts on the Shahab 3 medium-range missile,…

Brazil Missile Milestones – 1945-2003

1945: Brazil establishes the Aeronautical Technical Center for space research and rocket development. 1965: Sonda rocket development begins; first two rockets provide experience in testing thermal protections, propellants, aerodynamic configurations…

North Korea Missile Update – 2003

Although North Korea has not tested a long-range missile since 1998, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency reports that North Korea is still actively importing raw material and components for its…