Imagery casts doubt over North Korea’s Hwasong-17 ICBM claims
NK Pro analysis finds state TV aired footage of Hwasong-17 test likely shot on March 16 or before, not March 24
North Korean state TV aired footage on Friday of a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch that it said took place at the Pyongyang International Airport on March 24, but NK Pro analysis of satellite imagery indicates the footage was likely filmed more than a week earlier.
Available evidence raises the possibility that North Korea is trying to pass off a Hwasong-17 test launch that ended in failure in skies over Pyongyang on March 16 as the missile launched on March 24. This would mean DPRK state media is hiding footage and details of the long-range missile it fired on
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