List of missiles by country

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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 a list of missiles developed by a particular country; a list of Military rockets. Anti-tank missiles are listed elsewhere

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
  • MICLA-BR cruise missile




  • HY-2 (Hai Ying) short-range antiship subsonic cruise missile
  • YJ-83 (Ying Ji) Antiship missile
  • YJ-91 Antiship missile
  • YJ-7 Antiship missile
  • YJ-62 Antiship missile
  • YJ-12 Antiship missile
  • YJ-18 Antiship/Land-attack missile
  • CJ-10 (DF-10) (Chang Jian) Land-attack cruise missile
  • KD-88 (Kong Di) Land-attack cruise missile
  • CY-1 Series (Chang Ying) Anti-submarine Missile
  • Yu-8 Anti-submarine Missile
  • HJ-8 (Hong Jian)Anti-Tank Missile
  • HJ-9 Anti-Tank Missile
  • HJ-10 Anti-Tank Missile
  • HJ-12 Anti-Tank Missile

European joint-venture[edit]

A modern German Air Force IRIS-T infrared homing air-to-air missile
Model of IDAS of the German Navy.



German missiles of World War II[edit]






  • Arrow antiballistic missile (ABM)
  • Barak 1 (naval point defense)
  • Barak 8 (naval area defense)
  • Delilah (cruise missile of several variants: drone, air-to-ground, possible antiradiation version as well)
  • David's Sling/Magic Wand (land-based MRAD system)
  • Derby (air-to-air, also known as the "Alto", with also a ground-to-air version for the SPYDER system)
  • Gabriel (ship-to-ship, shore-to-ship, and air-to-ship variants)
  • Iron Dome (land-based C-RAM and SHORAD system)
  • C-Dome (shipboard SHORAD system)
  • Jericho II IRBM (ground-to-ground ballistic)
  • Jericho III ICBM (ground-to-ground ballistic)
  • LAHAT (guided antitank)
  • LORA (ground-to-ground and sea-to-ground)
  • Nimrod (guided antitank and stand-off)
  • Popeye (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 for the SPYDER system)
  • SkySniper (air-to-ground)
  • Sparrow (target missile)
  • Spike/Gil (man-portable antitank guided missile, tactical ground-to-ground (Spike NLOS))
  • Naval Spike (ship-to-ship/shore)
  • SPYDER (Python, Derby missiles) land-based SHORAD/MRAD system



  • AAM-1 (Type 69 air-to-air missile)
  • AAM-2 (Program was cancelled)
  • 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
  • ASM-3
    • ASM-3A (Development)
  • 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-1B
    • SAM-1C
  • SAM-2 (Type 91 man-portable surface-to-air missile) (SAM)
    • 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 (SAM)
  • SSM-1 (Type 88 surface-to-ship missile)
    • SSM-1C
  • Type 12 Surface-to-Ship Missile
  • SSM-1B (Type 90 ship-to-ship missile)
  • SSM-2 (Type 17 ship-to-ship missile)
  • SM-3 Block-II/IIA (Joint development with the U.S.)
  • Type 07 (Type 07 Vertical Launched ASROC)


North Korea[edit]




  • Grom (Russo-Polish)
  • Piorun
  • Poprad (Grom, Piorun missiles) land-based VSHORAD system


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

By NATO name[edit]


South Africa[edit]

RSA Series[edit]

(Above missile prototypes made by Houwteq, none entered production)


(Above missiles made by Denel Dynamics)

South Korea[edit]

Legend: In South Korean service


Legend: In European service


Legend: In European service


Legend: In Taiwanese service


Legend: In Turkish service


Legend: In Ukrainian service

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Missile Design Series (Unified)[edit]

US DoD 4120 Mission Design Series (MDS) Designators and Symbols for Guided Missiles, Rockets, Probes, Boosters, and Satellites.[37]

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, communication 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"[37] or LGM-30G-Silo Launched Surface Attack Guided Missile

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

Legend: In US service

The list of U. S. missiles, sorted by ascending MDS number:

Joint Designation System of 1947[edit]

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[39]

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 Sequential 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[edit]

United States Air Force Designation System, 1947–1951

The list of missiles sorted by ascending Air Force 1947–1951 designations.[40]

United States Air Force Designation System, 1951–1955[39]

During this timeframe, the U.S. Air Force treated missiles as pilotless aircraft.[39]

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.[39]

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.[39]

United States Air Force Designation System, 1955–1963[39]

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.[39]

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[edit]

United States Navy Designation System 1941 – 1945[39]

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[39]

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.[39]

United States Navy Designation System 1947 – 1963

The list of missiles sorted by ascending Navy 1947–1963 designations.[39]

United States Army Designation Systems[edit]

United States Army Designation System 1941 – 1947[39]

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.

United States Army Designation System 1948 – 1955

The list of missiles sorted by ascending Army 1948 – 1955 designations.[39]

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.[39]

United States Undesignated Missiles[edit]

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 Designations[edit]

The list of X designated United States missiles numerically:

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