The return of the KN-24: unpacking North Korea’s March 21 missile test
Pyongyang's missile ambitions show no signs of abating
Images released by North Korea on Sunday, March 22, confirm that its latest missile launches featured a familiar short-range ballistic missile system, known to the U.S. intelligence community as the KN-24.
On Saturday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff announced that they had tracked two missile launches from North Korea’s Sonchon county in North Pyongan province; the missiles had exhibited a range of 410 kilometers, reaching an apogee of of 50 kilometers. Those numbers matched a previous KN-24 test closely.
“The fire clearly proved the characters of different flight trajectories and falling angles, accuracy of
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