December 03, 2023

N.Korea tested solid-fuel IRBM using “cold launch” technology: JCS

Solid fuel engine and tracked TEL reduce ability to detect signs of launch preparation: expert

North Korea is presumed to have launched a new type of solid-fuel intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) using technology related to submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM), South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said on Monday.

The missile, named “Pukguksong-2” by the North’s state-run media, is related to the Pukkuksong-1 SLBM, which was reportedly successfully launched in late August.