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This list of missiles by country displays the names of missiles in order of the country where they originate, 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.


Argentina (South America)




China, People's Republic of (Asia)

See also entries under Taiwan (Republic of China).

European joint-venture (Europe; NATO)

France (Europe; NATO)

Germany (Europe; NATO)

A modern German Luftwaffe IRIS-T infrared homing air-to-air missile
Model of IDAS of the German Navy.
German missiles of WW2

India (Asia)

The Prithvi Air Defence Missile.
The Akash Missile launched from the BMP-2 launcher.
Agni-II missile system
BrahMos and the launch canister on display at the International Maritime Defence Show, IMDS-2007, St. Petersburg, Russia

Iran (Asia)

Raduga Kh-55 Air-launched strategic cruise missile
SS-N-22 Sunburn Anti-ship missiles
P-800 Oniks(SS-NX-26 Yakhont) Anti-ship cruise missile
SA-2 Guideline Anti-air defense missile
The Sajjil missile Version 2 launch, 2009-05-20
  • Fajr-8, upgrades copy of S-200, Iranian upgrades
  • Tondar-69
  • Samid
  • Sayyad, upgraded copy of HQ-2, Sayyad-1A has IR tracking.
  • R-17E, variant of Russian Scud B
  • 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)

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-5 (Type 04 Air-to-Air Missile)
  • 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 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)
  • SAM-1 (Type 81 Short-Range Surface-to-Air Missile)
  • SAM-2 (Type 91 Portable Surface-to-Air Missile)
  • SAM-3 (Type 93 Short-Range Surface-to-Air Missile)
  • SAM-4 (Type 03 Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile)
  • SSM-1 (Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile)
  • 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)

North Korea (Asia)

South Korea (Asia)

Norway (Europe; NATO)

Pakistan (Asia)

The Babur (Hatf VII) ground-launched cruise missile being test-fired in 2005.
The Ra'ad ALCM (air-launched cruise missile) was test-launched by a Mirage III fighter of the Pakistan Air Force in 2008.

Surface-to-Surface Missiles

The Baktar-Shikan ATGM, also known as Green Arrow.

Surface-to-Air Missiles

Air-to-Surface Missiles

  • Stand-off weapons:
    • H-2 precision-guided glide bomb
    • H-4 precision-guided glide bomb (rocket boosted)

Russia and the USSR (Europe/Asia)


By Russian designation

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

By NATO name

Serbia (Europe)

  • ALAS (Advanced Light Attack System) Long-range multipurpose guided missile

South Africa (Africa)

RSA Series

(Above missiles made by Houwteq)


(Above missiles made by Denel Dynamics, formerly Kentron)

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)

Taiwan (Asia-Pacific)

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

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.[5]

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 G - Surface G - Surface Attack R - Rocket
N - Special Test (Permanent) H - Silo Stored I - Aerial/Space Intercept S - Satellite
X - Experimental M - Mobile L - Launch Detection / Surveillance
Y - Prototype P - Soft Pad M - Scientific / Calibration
Z - Planning R - Ship N - Navigation
U - Underwater Q - Drone
S - Space Support
T - Training
U - Underwater Attack
W - Weather

Sample Missile MDS - "BGM-109G"[5]

Launch Environment Mutiple - 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[7]

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.[7]

United States Air Force Designation System 1951 to 1955[7]

During this timeframe, the U.S. Air Force treated missiles as pilotless aircraft.[7]

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.[7]

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.[7]

United States Air Force Designation System 1955 to 1963[7]

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.[7]

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[7]

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[7]

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.[7]

United States Navy Designation System 1947 - 1963

The list of missiles sorted by ascending Navy 1947-1963 designations.[7]

United States Army Designation Systems

United States Army Designation System 1941 - 1947[7]

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.[7]

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.[7]

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
  • 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


  1. ^ "RSA-1". 2007-10-20. 
  2. ^ "RSA-2". 2007-10-20. 
  3. ^ "RSA-3". 2007-10-20. 
  4. ^ "RSA-4". 2007-10-20. 
  5. ^ a b Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L), DoD 4120.15-L Model Designation of Military Aerospace Vehicles, Department of Defense, May 12, 2004
  6. ^ a b c d Bridges Derek. (2007) M-Missiles, [1], retrieved December 25, 2007
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Andreas Parsch, Pre-1963 Designations of U.S. Missile and Drones, [2], Retrieved November 17, 2007.


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