A new database released
today by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) on NTI’s
website documents all of Iran’s missile and space launch vehicle (SLV) tests since
the end of the Iran-Iraq war in 1988. This first-of-its-kind, downloadable database
is accompanied by an interactive map that illustrates the tests by location,
missile name and type, and results. The database will be updated regularly as
In their analysis of the
data, CNS research associate Shea Cotton and senior research associate Jessica
Varnum explain that since the negotiation and implementation of the Joint
Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran has altered its missile testing
behavior. Their analysis suggests the JCPOA has helped redirect Iran’s
priorities for its missile program away from developing an ICBM to developing
solid-fueled versions of its short-range missiles for regional use.
Earlier this year, CNS also released a database on NTI’s
website of all North Korean missile tests since 1984.
Media inquiries about the Iran database or accompanying graphics
can be directed to Anne Pellegrino at [email protected].