North Korea’s latest missile launch suggests progress toward ICBM: experts

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May 15, 2017

ballistic missileNorth Korea’s successful missile test-launch signals major advances in developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, such as mastery of re-entry technology and better engine performance key to targeting the United States, experts say.

The isolated country has been developing a long-range missile capable of striking the mainland United States mounted with a nuclear warhead. That would require a flight of 8,000 km (4,800 miles) or more and technology to ensure a warhead’s stable re-entry into the atmosphere.

The new strategic ballistic missile named Hwasong-12, fired on Sunday at the highest angle to avoid affecting neighboring countries’ security, flew 787 km (489 miles) on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles), the North’s official KCNA said.

The reported details were largely consistent with South Korean and Japanese assessments that it flew further and higher than an intermediate-range missile (IRBM) tested in February from the same region, northwest of Pyongyang.

  • The Redhawk

    Obama during his 8 YEARS of BALLS FREE tactics in Dealing with the Tyrant of NOKO has Left ANOTHER TRAIN wreck for Trump to deal wit Just like the About to Derail Train wreck aka ODUMBOCARE … tHe (D) party Anarchists he led are the CRIMINALS in this Disaster….Kerry.. Clinton… the TWO Idiots that created IRAN NUKE acquisition and ignored NOKO, the Iran Partner in nUke and missile development!!!

  • Rodney Steward

    It kinda makes you sick to know anyone can take us out with our power grid, something that could have been taken care of years ago for pennies on a dollar, but greed will get you killed!

    • The Redhawk

      8 years of Obama working on DOING NOTHING about National Security… International Security and Creating Isis and a NUKE Iran capability with NOKO!! … Rodney this is what makes you sick!!

      • Rodney Steward

        AMEN BROTHER, AMEN! Yes, this makes me sick, knowing we’ll be the ones to suffer, while they all o live in a giant rat hole, protected!

        • The Redhawk

          Amen

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