North Korea has hinted at the development of a new ballistic missile named Pukguksong-3 which is speculated to be an upgraded version of the land land-based solid-fuel Pukguksong-2, which Pyongyang test-fired in February.
Details about the missile, such as its range and weapons payload are not clear except that it is ballistic missile based on solid-fuel and capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, presuming Pyongyang has one.
The “field survey” to the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defense Science offered a peek into the new ballistic missile’s development. Photos featuring a poster of the project were released via the state’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper Wednesday, Yonhap reports.
The news comes after Seoul and Washington have kicked off their annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill, which Pyongyang has long condemned as a direct threat to the regime.
Pyongyang has also ordered the production of intercontinental ballistic missile components to be increased.
According to Pyongyang’s state media Korean Central News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un placed more orders for solid-fuel rocket engines and warhead tips for ICBMs during his visit to a state chemicals institute.
“(Kim Jong-un) instructed the institute to produce more solid-fuel rocket engines and rocket warhead tips by further expanding engine production process and the production capacity of rocket warhead tips and engine jets by carbon and carbon compound material,” the report states.
Latest satellite images have emerged showcasing activity at one of North Koreas submarine bases days after it threatened to carry out a missile test towards US-owned Guam. North Korean watcher Joseph Bermudez of
North Korea is projected by the end of 2020 to have 25 to 60 nuclear weapons, a US think tanks report on Pyongyangs nuclear capabilities says. The “worst case” estimate of 60 nuclear weapons would involve the operation of the Experimental Light Water Reactor, David Albright, founder and president of
North Korea is reportedly behind hacking group, Lazarus, which has been linked to last years $81 billion cyberheist aimed at Bangladesh central bank as well as 2014 attack on Sonys Hollywood studios, according to a report by South Koreas Financial Security Institute (FSI). The new report by the FSI which analyzed suspected cyberattacks between 2015 and 2017 on South Korean government and commercial establishments identified another Lazarus spinoff named Andariel,
US intelligence indicates that North Korea is possibly planning to launch its next missile underwater as Pyongyangs submarine has been found sailing some 100 kilometers out to sea in international waters. A 65 meter-long North Korean submarine was spotted in international waters in last 48 hours, two defense officials said
North Korea fired a ballistic missile from Pyongyangs Sunan area at around 6 AM today which flew some 2,700 kilometers reaching a height of 550 kilometers before falling into the northern Pacific Ocean. The test reinforced Pyongyang's claim that it possess ballistic missiles that can strike US, Japanese and South Korean targets in the near and far Pacific Ocean
North Korea has cancelled this year's Wonsan Air Show, ahead of tightened travel restrictions by several countries due to nuclear tensions with Pyongyang. The first-ever Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival was held in September last year, attracting hundreds of foreigners as the isolated North showcased a line-up of civilian and military aircraft
North Korea reportedly launched a series of projectiles into the Sea of Japan today which according to US Pacific Command (USPACOM) appears to be three short-range ballistic missiles. However, the missile test was a failure, according to the US military
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