From drones to ICBMs: The status of Kim Jong Un’s weapons wishlist at a glance
North Korea has tested only two of the 12 systems in its five-year development plan, indicating more tests forthcoming
As North Korea ramps up public promotion of its military space program and Washington accuses Pyongyang of secretly testing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system for the first time in five years, taking stock of the North’s weapons development plans provides some indication of the kinds of tests that are likely in the offing.
DPRK leader Kim Jong Un laid out a five-year military development plan at the Jan. 2021 party congress, declaring his intention to produce larger and more versatile nuclear missiles, a nuclear submarine, combat drones and more.
Just over a year later
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- 07How North Korea’s move to scrap military deal raises risk of conflict with South
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