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North Korea Test Fires Two Ballistic Missiles

On March 24, North Korea test-launched two new short-range ballistic missiles. The state-run KCNA stated the missiles, which appear to be a variant of the KN-23, flew 600 km before striking a target in the Sea of Japan. Japanese and South Korean reports, however, say the missiles ranged about 430 km. Earlier on March 21,...

North Korea Displays New Missiles in Nighttime Parade

On January 14, North Korea held a military parade to commemorate its eighth Workers’ Party Congress, displaying a variety of theater and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. In addition to showcasing KN-23, -24, and -25 ballistic missile launchers, North Korea revealed an unnamed tactical missile and a new submarine-launched ballistic missile labeled “Pukguksong-5ㅅ”. According to South Korean...

North Korea Test Fires Two KN-23 Missiles

On August 6, North Korea launched two KN-23 short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) from Kwail County, on the country’s west coast. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the missiles flew 450 km and reached an altitude of 37km before striking an islet in the Sea of Japan. The launch marks North Korea’s second KN-23...

North Korea Launches Missiles

On August 5, North Korea test fired two projectiles from Kwail County on the country’s west coast. According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the missiles flew 450 km and reached an altitude of 37 km before landing in the Sea of Japan. The JCS further stated that the missiles bore “similar...

North Korea Tests Large-Caliber Rockets

On July 30, North Korea tested two rockets near Wonsan on the country’s east coast. According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the projectiles reached a 30 km altitude and 250 km range. Briefed on the weapon’s performance, North Korean chairman Kim Jong Un reportedly “expressed satisfaction” with the test and warned...

North Korea Fires New Ballistic Missiles

On July 25, North Korea tested two ballistic missiles from a site near Wonsan, along the country’s east coast. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the missiles flew 430 and 690 kilometers respectively, landing in the Sea of Japan. Officials further stated that both missiles reached a 50 km altitude, but the weapons’...