North Korea’s Pukguksong-2 launch: What did we learn?
The DPRK is on a fast track towards a true ICBM capability
The launch of the new ballistic missile by North Korea is a huge step forward for Kim Jong Un’s missile arsenal and capabilities. The Pukguksong-2 missile is a large diameter, solid propelled, road mobile device – and more than capable of being equipped with a nuclear warhead.
The missile was fitted within a large canister, on top of a new tracked TEL, based on a heavily modified tank chassis, with a similar layout to the old Soviet SS-14 missile. The Pukguksong-2 is ejected from the launch tube using a “cold ejection” mechanism, and while aloft, ignites its
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