Short-range missile

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Iranian short-range Fateh 110 missiles during a military exercise in 2012

A short-range missile is a ballistic military missile that has a range below that of medium-range missiles .


In the INF Treaty (Art. II., Para. 6) of 1987, short-range missiles were defined as those missiles with a range of 500 km to 1,000 km. Internationally, these missiles are classified as shorter-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) and the missiles equipped with atomic warheads as Short-Range Nuclear Forces (SNF) . Since 1996, missiles with a range of 150 to 800 km have been called short-range missiles.

Short-range missiles that can be used on the battlefield are also known as battlefield short-range ballistic missiles (BSRBM) . These include the Russian SS-21 Scarab missiles, the Pakistani Nasr missiles and the US ATACMS system.


The best known short-range missiles (SRBM) ready for use today are:


See also

Web links

Wiktionary: short-range rocket  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Pakistan test-fires 2 ballistic missiles ( Memento from July 23, 2012 in the web archive )