North Korea tests “super-large” rocket launcher: what we learned
The incredible testing activity this month by Pyongyang raises questions about what April might bring
Kim Jong Un’s busy March has kept its momentum. Two KN-25 close-range ballistic missiles (CRBMs) were launched from near the eastern North Korean city of Wonsan on Sunday, March 29, in what marked the seventh and eighth missile live-firings this year from North Korea.
According to South Korean authorities, the missiles each flew around 230 kilometers into the East Sea/Sea of Japan and exhibited an apogee of around 30 kilometers—a depressed trajectory that shortens flight-time. North Korea has previously described the KN-25 as a “super large-caliber” multiple launch rocket system (MLRS).
Notably, what sets this
- 01Why Seoul’s foreign minister nominee won’t be able to score Moon more summits
- 02North Korea’s latest parade shows that Kim is deadset on boosting weapons
- 03Recap: What North Korea rolled out at its Eighth Party Congress military parade
- 04A newly-declassified document underscores Trump’s North Korea failures
- 05Party Congress: What Biden should expect from North Korea going forward
- 06Kim Jong Un’s latest military plans go far beyond nuclear weapons
- 07Full recap: North Korea reshuffles key leadership roles at Eighth Party Congress
- 08So far, North Korea’s new economic plan is full of bad signs