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South Korea Tests Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

On July 4, South Korea‘s navy flight tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from a submerged platform. According to unnamed officials, the test was successful. The missile is thought to share design characteristics with the ground-launched Hyunmoo-2B. South Korea began developing the SLBM in 2016 or earlier. Related Links: South Korea’s Mysterious Submarine-Launched Ballistic...

South Korea Tests Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

On July 4, South Korea‘s navy flight tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from a submerged platform. According to unnamed officials, the test was successful. The missile is thought to share design characteristics with the ground-launched Hyunmoo-2B; South Korea began developing the SLBM in 2016 or earlier. Related Links: South Korea’s Mysterious Submarine-Launched Ballistic...

US, South Korea Conclude Solid-fueled Rocket Deal

On July 28, South Korea’s government announced it had gained approval to produce new solid-propellant space launch vehicles under the conditions of a revised U.S.-Korea missile deal. The bilateral agreement had previously restricted production of solid-propellant space launch rockets over concerns that the technology was applicable to long-range missile development. Under its terms, South Korea...

South Korea to Test Hyunmoo Ballistic Missiles

On October 8, South Korean lawmakers questioned Major General Lee Jeong-su, commander of the Army Missile Command, over the status of Hyunmoo-2 launch tests. According to Lee, South Korea conducted one flight test this year and plans to conduct another by the end of 2019. Lee also said the armed forces would “increase the volume...

North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan

On September 15, North Korea fired what is believed to be an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido for the second time in a month. Launched from Sunan just north of Pyongyang, the missile flew for 19 minutes, traveling 3,700 km, reaching an altitude of 770 km, and landing 2,200...

North Korea Conducts 2nd ICBM Test

On July 28, North Korea carried out a second flight test of its Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile.  According the North Korean news sources, the missile flew on lofted trajectory to an altitude of 3,724.9 km up into the air before, traveling 998 km before falling  into the Sea of Japan.  North Korea launched the missile...

South Korea Looking at Heavier Missile Payloads

On July 24, reports indicated that the South Korean government is pushing to revise its missile guidelines developed with the United States. Officials working under President Moon Jae-in are hoping to increase the maximum weight of ROK ballistic missile warheads from the current 500 kg to 1,000 kg. South Korean officials argue that these revisions...

South Korea Tests Hyunmoo-2C Ballistic Missile

On June 23, South Korea successfully test fired its Hyunmoo-2C missile from Anheung in the South Chungcheong Province. The missile has a reported range of 800km, a voluntary cap agreed to by South Korea and the United States. South Korea’s President, Moon Jae-in observed the test, commenting that it demonstrates South Korea’s “readiness” in the event of...