Short-range ballistic missile

Short-range ballistic missile

A short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) is a ballistic missile with a range of about 1000 km or less. They are usually capable of carrying nuclear weapons. In potential regional conflicts, these missiles would be used because of the short distances between some countries and their relative low cost and ease of configuration. In modern terminology, SRBMs are part of the wider grouping of theatre ballistic missiles, which includes any ballistic missile with a range of less than 3,500 km.


*Abdali (200 km) (Pakistan)
*Agni 1 (850 km) (India)
*DF-11/M-11 (350 km) (China)
*DF-15 (600 km) (China)
*Fateh-110 (250 km) (Iran)
*Jericho I (500 km) (Israel)
*MGM-18 Lacrosse (30 km) (United States)
*Prithvi (India)
**Prithvi I (SS-150) (150 km)
**Prithvi II (SS-250) (250 km)
**Prithvi III (SS-350) (350 km)
*Shahab-2 (700 km) (Iran)
*SS-1 Scud (300-700 km) (Soviet Union)
*V-2 rocket (322 km) (Nazi Germany)
*J-600T Yıldırım I (150 km) (Turkey)
*J-600T Yıldırım II (300 km) (Turkey)
*Hyunmoo (Republic of Korea)
** Hyunmoo-1 (180-250 km)
** Hyunmoo-2 (300-500 km)

ee also

*Medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM)
*Intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM)
*Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)

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