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North Korea’s Third Suspected KN-17 Missile Test Fails

Note: Later information has revealed that the KN-17 refers to the Hwasong-12, not the Scud-variant as previously believed. On April 29, North Korea test-fired another KN-17 short-range ballistic missile. According to the South Korean military, the missile traveled approximately 34 km and reached an altitude of about 70 km before disintegrating. The launch constitutes North...

North Korea’s New Missiles on Parade

This past weekend, North Korea conducted a major military parade, an annual affair to commemorate the birth of Kim Il-sung. The event included the conspicuous display of many missiles and artillery pieces, which together demonstrate the nation’s firm intent to develop new and longer-range capabilities, as well as its overall reliance upon such military forces....

North Korea’s Second Suspected KN-17 Missile Test Fails

Note: Later information has revealed that the KN-17 refers to the Hwasong-12, not the Scud-variant as previously believed. On April 16, North Korea conducted a test of a new ballistic missile that blew up seconds after launch. U.S. officials say that the missile, dubbed the KN-17, is a single-stage, liquid-fueled Scud or No Dong variant with...

North Korea Tests Medium Range Ballistic Missile

Note: Later information has revealed that the KN-17 refers to the Hwasong-12, not the Scud-variant as previously believed. Reports indicate that on the morning of April 5, 2017, North Korea tested a medium range ballistic missile from Sinpo, in the South Hamgyong province of North Korea. Although initial intel says that the missile was a...