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.

Argentina

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Australia

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Brazil

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Canada

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China

Missiles:[1]

European joint-venture

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

France

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Germany

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German missiles of World War II

Greece

India

Main article: Guided missiles of India

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Iran

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Sayyad-2 high altitude surface-to-air missile
Bina laser guided air-to-surface missile
Hoveyzeh all-weather surface-to-surface cruise missile
Noor long-range anti-ship cruise missile

Iraq

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Al-Hussein surface-to-surface SRBM missile

Israel

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Italy

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Japan

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Nigeria

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North Korea

Norway

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Pakistan

Babur medium-range subsonic cruise missile
Anza Mk-II MANPADS

Poland

Russia

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

By NATO name

Serbia

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South Africa

RSA Series

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

Other

(Above missiles made by Denel Dynamics)

South Korea

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Legend: In South Korean service

Sweden

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Legend: In European service

Switzerland

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Legend: In European service

Taiwan

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Legend: In Taiwanese service

Turkey

Legend: In Turkish service

Ukraine

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Legend: In Ukrainian service

United Kingdom

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United States

Missile Design Series (Unified)

US DoD 4120 Mission Design Series (MDS) Designators and Symbols for Guided Missiles, Rockets, Probes, Boosters, and Satellites.[36]

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"[36] 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

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[38]

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

United States Air Force Designation System, 1947–1951

The list of missiles sorted by ascending Air Force 1947–1951 designations.[39]

United States Air Force Designation System, 1951–1955[38]

During this timeframe, the U.S. Air Force treated missiles as pilotless aircraft.[38]

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.[38]

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.[38]

United States Air Force Designation System, 1955–1963[38]

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.[38]

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[38]

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[38]

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.[38]

United States Navy Designation System 1947 – 1963

The list of missiles sorted by ascending Navy 1947–1963 designations.[38]

United States Army Designation Systems

United States Army Designation System 1941 – 1947[38]

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.[38]

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.[38]

United States Undesignated Missiles

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

The list of X designated United States missiles numerically:

See also

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