Israel Missile Update – 2005

Israel continues to maintain a powerful arsenal of “Jericho” ballistic missiles, capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to any point in the Middle East. Israel is also pursuing a military…

North Korea Missile Update – 2005

Since 2003, when the Risk Report last looked at North Korea’s missile efforts, Pyongyang has made steady progress, and has continued to rely on missile sales to finance its program….

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,…