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List of missiles by nation

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. This is not a list of missiles in operational service by a particular country.

For an alphabetical list by missile name, see the list of missiles.

Argentina (South America)


  • Ikara
  • Malkara (joint Australian/British)


  • A-Darter Fifth generation short range infrared homing air-to-air missile (joint South Africa/Brazil)
  • FOG-MPM Fiber Optics Guided Multiple Purpose Missile.
  • AVMT-300 GPS and/or laser-guided long range missile.
  • AV-TM 300 - Cruise missile with a range of 300 kilometers (under development).
  • 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 Anti-tank guided missile.
  • MSA-3.1 AAé Anti-aircraft guided missile.
  • MAS-5.1 Air-to-ground missile
  • MAR-1 Anti-radiation missile.
  • MAN-1 (MANSUP) Anti-ship missile

Canada (North America; NATO)

People's Republic of China (mainland China)

See also entries under #Republic of China (Taiwan).

Republic of China (Taiwan)

See also entries under #People's Republic of China.

European joint-venture (Europe; NATO)

France (Europe; NATO)

Germany (Europe; NATO)

German missiles of WW2

India (Asia)

Iran (Asia)

As of 2009, 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.”[1]

  • Fajr-2
  • Fajr-8, upgrades copy of S-200, Iranian upgrades
  • Tondar-69
  • Samid
  • Ghadr-111
  • Sayyad, upgraded copy of HQ-2, Sayyad-1A has IR tracking.
  • R-17E, variant of Russian Scud B
  • Raduga Kh-55, also called X-55
  • Silkworm, Capable of manufacture the missiles.

Iraq (Asia)

  • Al-Samoud 2
  • Abadil-100
  • Al Fahd 300
  • Al Fahd 500
  • Al Hussein
  • Al Hijarah
  • Al Abbas
  • Badr 2000
  • Project 144
  • Tammuz-1
  • Al Abid
  • FROG-7
  • Scud
  • BM-21 MRL 122 mm
  • ASTROS II MRL 127 mm (60+)
  • BM-13/-16 MRL 132 mm
  • ASTROS SS-30 MRL 180 mm
  • Ababeel-50 MRL 262 mm (50+)
  • ASTROS SS-60 300 mm

Israel (Asia)

  • Arrow missile (Anti-ballistic)
  • Barak 1 (Naval point defense)
  • Barak 8 (Naval area defense)
  • Delilah missile (Cruise missile of several variants: drone, air-to-ground, possible anti-radiation variant as well)
  • David's Sling/Magic Wand (Anti medium range missile)
  • Gabriel missile (Ship-to-ship and air-to-ship variants)
  • Iron Dome (anti-short range rocket)
  • Jericho II IRBM (Ground-to-ground ballistic)
  • Jericho III ICBM (Ground-to-ground ballistic)
  • LAHAT (Guided anti-tank)
  • Nimrod (Guided anti-tank)
  • Popeye missile (Air-to-ground cruise missile. U.S. designation AGM-142 Have Nap. Possibly larger derivatives exist as well, including a submarine-launched variant)
  • Python 5 (Air-to-air, also ground-to-air variant named SPYDER)
  • Derby (Air-to-air, also known as the Alto)
  • Shavit (Space launcher)
  • Spike/Gil missile (Portable guided anti-tank of several variants including a longer a range tactical ground-to-ground/air-to-ground variant named Spike NLOS or "Tamuz")

Japan (Asia)

  • 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-4B
  • 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)
    • ASM-2B
  • ATM-1 (Type 64 Anti-Tank Missile)
  • ATM-2 (Type 79 Anti-Landing craft and Anti-Tank Missile)
  • ATM-3 (Type 87 Anti-Tank Missile)
  • ATM-4 (Type 96 Multi-Purpose Missile System)
  • ATM-5 (Type 01 Light Anti-Tank Missile)
  • ATM-6 (Medium-Range Multi-Purpose Missile)
  • SAM-1 (Type 81 Short-Range Surface-to-Air Missile)
    • SAM-1B
    • SAM-1C
  • SAM-2 (Type 91 Portable Surface-to-Air Missile)
    • SAM-2B
  • 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
  • SSM-1 (Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile)
    • SSM-1C
  • SSM-1B (Type 90 Ship-to-Ship Missile Missile)
  • SM-3 Block-II/IIA (Joint development with 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)

North Korea (Asia)

Pakistan (Asia)

South Korea (Asia)

  • Baeksangeo (White Shark) heavyweight torpedo
  • Cheolmae-2 (KM-SAM) surface-to-air missile
  • Cheongsangeo (Blue Shark) lightweight torpedo
  • Chiron surface-to-air missile
  • C-Star ship-to-ship missile
  • Haeseong anti-ship missile
  • Hongsangeo (Red Shark) rocket-based torpedo and anti-submarine missile (K-ASROC)
  • Hyunmoo III cruise missile
  • KM-SAM surface-to-air missile
  • Pegasus surface-to-air missile
  • K-SAAM surface-to-air missile
  • Hyun-Gung anti-tank missile
  • KGGB GPS-guided Air-to-surface missile

Norway (Europe; NATO)

Russia and the USSR (Europe/Asia)

By Russian designation

The NATO reporting name of each missile is shown in parentheses behind the proper name.

  • R-27 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SS-N-6 Serb)
  • R-27 missile (AA-10 Alamo)
  • R-33 missile (AA-9 Amos)
  • R-36 intercontinental ballistic missile (SS-9 Scarp and SS-18 Satan)
  • R-39 missile (SS-N-20 Sturgeon)
  • R-40 missile (AA-6 Acrid)
  • R-46 intercontinental ballistic missile
  • R-60 missile (AA-8 Aphid)
  • R-73 missile (AA-11 Archer)
  • R-77 missile (AA-12 Adder)
  • R-300 Elbrus theatre ballistic missile (SS-1c Scud)
  • R-400 Oka mobile theatre ballistic missile (SS-23 Spider)
  • RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile (Unknown) [3]
  • RT-1 theatre ballistic missile
  • RT-2 intercontinental ballistic missile (SS-13 Savage)
  • RT-2PM Topol mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (SS-25 Sickle)
  • RT-2UTTH Topol M mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (SS-27)
  • RT-15 mobile theatre ballistic missile (SS-14 Scamp)
  • RT-20 intercontinental ballistic missile (SS-15 Scrooge)
  • RT-21 Temp 2S mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (SS-16 Sinner)
  • RT-21M Pioner mobile medium range ballistic missile (SS-20 Saber)
  • RT-23 Molodets intercontinental ballistic missile (SS-24 Scalpel)
  • RT-25 theatre ballistic missile
  • S-25 missile (SA-1 Guild)
  • S-75 missile (SA-2/SA-N-2 Guideline)
  • S-125 missile (SA-3/SA-N-1 Goa)
  • S-200 missile (SA-5 Gammon)
  • S-300P missile (SA-10 Grumble/SA-N-6/SA-20 Gargoyle/SA-X-21 Triumf)
  • S-300V missile (SA-12 Gladiator/Giant)
  • Strela-1 missile (SA-9 Gaskin)
  • Strela-2 missile (SA-7/SA-N-5 Grail)
  • Strela-3 missile (SA-14/SA-N-8 Gremlin)
  • Strela-10 missile (SA-13 Gopher)
  • TR-1 Temp theatre ballistic missile (SS-12 / SS-22 Scaleboard)
  • UR-100 intercontinental ballistic missile (SS-11 Sego)
  • UR-100N intercontinental ballistic missile (SS-19 Stiletto)
  • UR-200 intercontinental ballistic missile (SS-X-10 Scrag)

By NATO name

Serbia (Europe)

South Africa (Africa)

RSA Series

(Above missiles made by Houwteq)


  • A-Darter
  • R-Darter
  • Ingwe
  • Mokopa
  • MUPSOW (Multi-Purpose Stand Off Weapon)
  • Torgos Air-Launched Cruise Missile
  • Umkhonto

(Above missiles made by Denel Dynamics)

Sweden (Europe)

Turkey (Asia/Europe; NATO)

  • TR 122
  • Toros 230
  • Toros 260
  • RA 7040
  • TR 107
  • Pars SAGE 227 F (Turkish munition for M270 MLRS)
  • Kasırga WS-1 (Turkey/PRC co-production)
  • Yıldırım B-611(F600t or j-600 t) (Turkey/PRC co-production)
  • J Missile (status unknown, possibly under development)
  • Roketsan UMTAS Long Range Antitank
  • Roketsan OMTAS Medium Range Antitank
  • Roketsan Cirit guided missile
  • SOM (missile)[6] Cruise Missile
  • HGK (bomb) Guided Smart munition[7]
  • National Bunker Buster (NEB[8])

United Kingdom (Europe; NATO)

United States (North America; NATO)

Missile Design Series (Unified)

US DoD 4120 Mission Design Series (MDS) Designators and Symbols for Guided Missiles, Rockets, Probes, Boosters, and Satellites.[9]

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 - Man-Portable G - Surface Attack R - Rocket
N - Special Test (Permanent) G - Surface I - Aerial/Space Intercept S - Satellite
X - Experimental H - Stored and Launched from concrete silo L - Launch Detection / Surveillance
Y - Prototype L - Silo Stored, Raised via elevator for Launch M - Scientific / Calibration
Z - Planning N - Navigation
P - Soft Pad Q - Drone
R - Ship S - Space Support
U - Underwater T - Training
U - Underwater Attack
W - Weather

Sample Missile MDS - "BGM-109G"[9]

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 1947

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[11]

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

Sequence Numbers:

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"

Prefix Not Used
Launch Environment S - Surface S
Target Environment S - Surface S
System Designation M - Missile M
Developing Service A - Air Force A
Sequence Number Sequencial Number 2
Modification Suffix Not Used

Sample Test Vehicle Designation "RTV-G-1 WAC Corporal"

Basic Mission Research R
System Designation TV - Test Vehicle TV
Developing Service G - Army G
Sequence Number 1
Modification Suffix Not Used

United States Air Force Designation Systems

United States Air Force Designation System 1947 to 1951

The list of missiles sorted by ascending Air Force 1947-1951 designations.[11]

United States Air Force Designation System 1951 to 1955[11]

During this timeframe, the U.S. Air Force treated missiles as pilotless aircraft.[11]

Basic Mission Sequence Number Modification Series
B - Bomber "Ground Attack Missile"
F - Fighter "Anti-Aircraft 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 re-designated as the F-98.[11]

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.[11]

United States Air Force Designation System 1955 to 1963[11]

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.[11]

Sample Air Force 1955 - 1963 Designation - "XSM - 73"

Status Prefix Experimental X
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 Systems

United States Navy Designation System 1941 - 1945[11]

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
  • Interstate BDR
  • LBD Gargoyle
  • LBE-1 Glomb
  • LBP-1 Glomb
  • LBT-1 Glomb

United States Navy Designation System 1946 - 1947[11]

Basic Mission Manufacturer Sequence Number Manufacturer Code
KA - Anti-Aircraft 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 - Anti-Ship Q - Fairchild
KU - Research and Test S - Sperry
Y - Convair
W - Willys-Overland

The list of missiles sorted by ascending Navy 1946-1947 designations.[11]

  • KGW Loon
  • KSD Gargoyle
  • KUD Gargoyle
  • KUM Gorgon IV
  • KUN Gorgon IIC
  • KU2N Gorgon IIA
  • KU3N Gorgon III
  • KUW Loon

United States Navy Designation System 1947 - 1963

The list of missiles sorted by ascending Navy 1947-1963 designations.[11]

United States Army Designation Systems

United States Army Designation System 1941 - 1947[11]

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.[11]

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.[11]

United States Undesignated Missiles

The list of undesignated United States missiles sorted alphabetically:

  • A-1
  • Affordable Weapon
  • Alpha Draco
  • Aries
  • Athena
  • Bold Orion
  • Brazo
  • Caleb
  • Caster 4B
  • Cherokee
  • CKEM
  • Cree
  • Crow
  • D-40 Cannonball
  • ERAM
  • ERIS
  • Farside
  • Flying Bomb
  • GBI
  • HEDI
  • Hera
  • HGV
  • High Virgo
  • HOE
  • HOPI
  • HTV
  • HVM
  • HyFly
  • SIAM
  • Skokie I
  • Skokie II
  • SLAM
  • Spike
  • Sprint
  • SR19/SR19
  • Storm
  • T-16
  • T-22
  • Talos-Sergeant-Hydac
  • Trailblazer 2
  • Wagtail
  • Wizard

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 Designations

The list of X designated United States missiles numerically:

See also

  • List of missiles
  • List of currently active missiles of the United States military


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