North Korea’s two most recent intermediate range missile tests, which both involved the newly developed Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBM), demonstrated an ever-improving capability to reach targets far, far away from the peninsula. The August 28 Hwasong-12 launch resulted in splashdown 2,700km from launch, while the September 14 test-fire resulted in a splashdown some 3,400km

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