Something old, something new, something borrowed, and Pukguksong-2: The Army Day Parade
North Korea shows off ICBMs, new tactical system, but no new TELs
The DPRK paraded five formations of ballistic missile systems at its February 8 Army-Building Day parade. The formations were made up of the Pukguksong-2, the Hwasong-12, the Hwasong-14, the Hwasong-15 and a new unidentified tactical system.
These all represent relatively new developments. The new tactical system shows an expansion in the DPRK’s short-range solid propellant mobile missile force, possibly aimed at replacing old Tochka and eventually liquid propellant Scud systems.
The Pukguksong-2 and the new tactical system together show off the DPRK’s solid propellant developments and hint that the future of DPRK mobile missiles
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