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    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:07 pm

    The test of the North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile "Hwaseon-15"

    On the night of November 28 to November 29, 2017, the DPRK successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile named Hwaseon-15. The first demonstrated Hwaseon-15 missile was launched from the launch pad, transported on the first-shown self-propelled wheel conveyor with nine axles, thus being a mobile complex.

    According to official data reported by the North Korean news agency CTC, and confirmed by American controls, the missile launched from the vicinity of Pyongyang on a special high-altitude trajectory to the designated point in the Sea of ​​Japan flew 950 km in range and reached an altitude of 4,475 km at the apogee of the trajectory. In terms of the "normal" flight trajectory of ICBMs, this gives estimates of range from 10,500 to 13,000 km. Thus, the Khwason-15 missile, when launched from the territory of the DPRK, is capable of attaining almost any point on the continental territory of the United States, including the East Coast.



    The official report of the agency KTKK says:

    Under the personal leadership of the Chairman of the Korean Workers' Party, the Chairman of the State Council of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK State Council), the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the KPA, the Supreme Leader of our Party, the State and the Army, Comrade Kim Jong-un, the intercontinental ballistic missile ( ICBM) Hwaseon-15.

    The test was conducted under the personal leadership of Marshal Kim Jong-un.

    The esteemed supreme leader set the task of the Academy of National Defense to create such a direction in the creation of ballistic missiles, which is capable of putting an end to the confrontation with the United States.

    On November 28, the supreme leader, having received a report on the completion of the test launch of a new ICBM, arrived at midnight for the technical training of the missile and inspected a 9-axis mobile ground-based missile complex made by the working class.

    The supreme leader, praising the impeccably made work, drew attention to the works of the working class of the plant, who participated in the development of the launch vehicle.

    He expressed satisfaction that now we will be able to produce launchers as long as we want due to a 100 per cent conversion of all elements of the launcher on the basis of domestic production.

    The esteemed supreme leader went to the launch pad and carefully supervised all the preparatory processes, including bringing the ICBMs to a vertical position.

    Then, at the command observation post, the top manager specifically got acquainted with the plan for the trial launch of the Khwason-15 ICBM and ordered the launch.

    "Hwaseong-15" with sparks rose high into space, revealing a huge fuselage.

    The Hvasson-15 ICB reached an altitude of 4,475 km (apogee) and flew 950 km in 53 minutes from the launch point and hit the specified target in the water area of ​​the Korean East Sea.

    Through this test run, it was confirmed that all the indicators of the weapons system accurately meet all design requirements, and that the system provides sufficient reliability in the combat situation in accordance with the purpose of the strategic weapons system.

    In particular, it was confirmed: accuracy of hit on the target based on position control and speed correction in the middle section of the flight, the accuracy of the super-high-power engine with high thrust, equipped with thrust vector control, the accuracy of the design parameters of the corresponding guidance and stabilization system was also checked.

    Such indicators as maneuverability and time of the active site, as well as the reliability of the 9-axis mobile ground-based rocket complex, were also checked.

    Along with this, the already proven technologies of control and stabilization, separation and divorce of stages, and the stability of the shielding for re-entry into the atmosphere have been re-confirmed.

    The Khwason-15 ICBM is entirely developed on the basis of our domestic industry in accordance with our reality. It is a weapon of the WPK, and thus our state now possesses another new type of ICBM capable of carrying a super-powerful nuclear warhead and delivering strikes throughout the United States.

    The esteemed supreme leader rejoiced that the test was carried out successfully the first time and said that he sends thanks to all the soldiers who participated in the development of this complex.

    He noted that today is a significant day, the day when the historic matter of improving the state nuclear forces of the missile power was realized, and that it is necessary to write this day in the history of the Motherland, giving birth to great forces, which raised the strategic status of the Republic even higher.

    He also said that the brilliant successes that have been achieved recently in the field of defense science and in all other regions of the country is a great victory that can only be achieved by the heroic Korean people who faithfully support the great cause of the party, regardless of any adversity.

    The esteemed senior leader warmly congratulated scientists and technicians, workers and workers in the field of defense sciences who successfully conducted the test launch of a new ICBM and thus again demonstrated the dignity and greatness of Juche Korea to the whole world and was photographed for memory together with them.

    He was accompanied by Zhang Chang Ha, Jeong-hoo-ho, Kyaw Yong-won and Yu Jin.

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    Post  Cyberspec on Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:28 am

    Looks like this is a full blown ICBM according to the South Koreans...it's pretty big deal

    From the comment section of the bmpd article

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    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:30 pm

    North Korea shows off new ICBM at military parade

    North Korea has rolled out its new Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile at a Pyongyang military parade,

    TOKYO, February 8. /TASS/. North Korea has rolled out its new Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at a Pyongyang military parade, which is being broadcast by the country’s Central Television.

    The North Korean military demonstrated at least four launchers with Hwasong-15 ICBMs painted in their typical black hue and also several prime movers with Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missiles.

    The Hwasong-15 has a flying range of about 13,000 km and, theoretically, the entire territory of the US is within its reach. The Hwasong-14 has a flying range of about 10,000 km.

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    Post  d_taddei2 on Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:23 pm

    Mysterious Missile Spotted Among ICBMs in North Korea's Military Parade

    A possible copy of Iskander or a south Korean missile system.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201802091061522367-mysterious-missile-spotted-among-icbm-in-north-korea-military-parade/
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    Post  Godric on Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:03 am

    d_taddei2 wrote:Mysterious Missile Spotted Among ICBMs in North Korea's Military Parade

    A possible copy of Iskander or a south Korean missile system.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201802091061522367-mysterious-missile-spotted-among-icbm-in-north-korea-military-parade/

    i spied it whilst watching the parade 1 hr 1 min 44 seconds in .. i was stunned to say the least
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    Post  Isos on Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:40 am

    Godric wrote:
    d_taddei2 wrote:Mysterious Missile Spotted Among ICBMs in North Korea's Military Parade

    A possible copy of Iskander or a south Korean missile system.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201802091061522367-mysterious-missile-spotted-among-icbm-in-north-korea-military-parade/

    i spied it whilst watching the parade 1 hr 1 min 44 seconds in .. i was stunned to say the least

    Probably a shit copy. Russia would never give such thing to this crazy guy. Neither china would.
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    Post  Godric on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:31 am

    Isos wrote:
    Godric wrote:
    d_taddei2 wrote:Mysterious Missile Spotted Among ICBMs in North Korea's Military Parade

    A possible copy of Iskander or a south Korean missile system.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201802091061522367-mysterious-missile-spotted-among-icbm-in-north-korea-military-parade/

    i spied it whilst watching the parade 1 hr 1 min 44 seconds in .. i was stunned to say the least

    Probably a shit copy. Russia would never give such thing to this crazy guy. Neither china would.


    latest reports is that it's a rip off the South Korea's Hyunmoo-2 missile system and not a cheap copy of the Iskander
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    Post  d_taddei2 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:40 pm

    Godric wrote:
    Isos wrote:
    Godric wrote:
    d_taddei2 wrote:Mysterious Missile Spotted Among ICBMs in North Korea's Military Parade

    A possible copy of Iskander or a south Korean missile system.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201802091061522367-mysterious-missile-spotted-among-icbm-in-north-korea-military-parade/

    i spied it whilst watching the parade 1 hr 1 min 44 seconds in .. i was stunned to say the least

    Probably a shit copy. Russia would never give such thing to this crazy guy. Neither china would.


    latest reports is that it's a rip off the South Korea's Hyunmoo-2 missile system and not a cheap copy of the Iskander

    Sputnik stated that it could be either Iskander or hyunmoo 2 either it's unlikely going to be good as either lol
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    Post  Dima on Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:49 am

    New missile which was displayed during last parade, hope they are good systems and much better than the Scuds. Syria will do good with lots of such missiles at their disposal.
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    Post  Dima on Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:52 am

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    Iskander for comparison
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    Post  Dima on Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:54 am

    Hwasong-12
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    Hwasong-15
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    Post  Dima on Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:56 am

    And the best shots for last...
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    Post  d_taddei2 on Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:57 pm

    I highly doubt it will be anywhere as good as Iskander but it does look fairly professional build.

    Actually when I visited DPRK  (some of my pics on forum) they actually had quite good build quality compared to there chinese neighbours I mostly because a lot of stuff is still built with simple machinery and by hand. They still produce bicycles from a 1970's design there was even new ghetto blasters  (tape deck sound systems) and the country is the cleanest I've been to. The train station you could eat your dinner off the floor lol. Basic simple robust and it works.  It's more modern than the western media portray

    Also when I was there they had made their own tablet device and Chinese customers wanted it the quality was good and many chinese people when I mentioned it to them in dandong and Beijing they said it was 90-95% as good as an
    I pad but cost a fraction of the price
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    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:08 am

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    https://www.iiss.org/blogs/military-balance/2018/02/testing-north-korea
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Fri May 10, 2019 10:49 pm

    Images reveal further details of North Korean missile launch
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    Post  George1 on Sat May 11, 2019 12:14 am

    New missile launches and artillery firing in the DPRK

    [In the DPRK] The test launches of the new North Korean operational-tactical missile system continue, yesterday, on May 9, 2019, during missile and artillery firing, two missiles were launched at a distance of 270 and 420 km, while they were made from a tracked version of the launcher , in contrast to the start-up on May 4, which was produced from the wheel version of the PU. Also, judging by the photographs published by the TsTAK and Nodon Sinmun, as well as the DPRK television personnel, one gets the impression that this time they experienced the sequential launch of two missiles from the same launcher, since it is clear that different flaps were opened during the launch of different missiles.


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    Pyongyang, May 10th. / TsTAK / - Chairman of the Korean Workers' Party (TPK), Chairman of the State Council of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Supreme Commander of the DPRK Armed Forces, the highest leader of our party, state and armed forces Comrade Kim Jong Un on May 9 led the KPA defense units in the front and west sections of the front to deliver a fire strike.

    The distinguished senior leader at the command post familiarized himself with the plan of the exercises for delivering fire strikes of various long-range percussion weapons and gave the order to begin the exercises.

    Immediately, bright red streams of fire, with deafening thunder, began to cut the air toward the target.

    These exercises were conducted in order to test and test the ability of KPA defensive units in the front and western sectors of the front to respond quickly in combination with a fire attack. The exercises were successfully held, fully demonstrating the power of the defensive units in the front and western sectors of the front, well prepared for the skillful conduct of any operation and battle with the high flame kindled by the party in utilitarian and practical exercises.

    Dear senior manager, looking at the maneuver and deployment for a fire strike and fire attack, expressed satisfaction. A few days ago, the defensive units in the front and eastern sectors of the front satisfactorily fulfilled the task of firing, and today I see that the defensive units in the front and western parts of the front are also well prepared, in particular, the ability of the units in the front area to perform the firing task is high, praised he.

    He stressed that in accordance with the requirement of the created situation and the strategic intention of the party, it is necessary to increase the ability of the defensive units in the front and western sectors of the front to perform the combat mission and to prepare their permanent combat readiness to respond proactively to any situation.

    He noted that genuine peace and security of the country are guaranteed by strong physical force, able to defend their sovereignty, and said that the people's army and in the future, firmly holding weapons of revolution, should protect the socialist homeland and the armed forces reliably protect the heroic creative struggle of our people.

    Dear senior manager, he set the guidelines for important tasks that further strengthen and develop the ability of KPA defensive units in the front and west sectors of the front to deliver a fire strike.

    The teachings looked at the cadres of the Central Committee of the party, including Kim Pyong Ho, Oh Soo Yong and Kyaw Yong Won.

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    Post  GarryB on Sat May 11, 2019 7:15 am

    With a nuke warhead it does not need to be as accurate as Iskander to be effective....
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sat May 11, 2019 8:55 am

    I don't think they succeeded in miniaturizing it that much. A conventionally armed BM that is accurate with HE/fragmentation warhead can still destroy a high value target.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Sat May 11, 2019 4:23 pm

    So it looks like an iskander but, does it fly at a quasi ballistic path like Iskander?
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    Post  George1 on Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:33 am

    North Korean test KN-23 SRBM has a range of more than 690km, which is more than Iskander, but the two missiles still have differences.

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:09 am

    Iskander would have a bigger range if the INF treaty didn't exist when it was developed... its range might increase soon now too... in fact I think at the start of August the US withdraws from the INF treaty formally and fully, so I expect Russia to do the same shortly after.

    It should be pointed out that the Oka missile looks very similar, NATO codename Spider SS-23, but has grid fins for flight control that was actually the replacement for the Scud. The Iskander is based on the Oka with an alternative lower drag method of flight control to allow more manouvering with less drag and therefore less speed loss in flight.

    Improvements in propellent should have extended its flight range well beyond 500km but it uses this extra energy to perform more manouvers to make it more difficult to shoot down.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:21 am

    Russia Stays Mute on N Korean Launch of Apparent Iskander-Type Missiles
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    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:50 pm

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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:57 pm

    "New weapons": North Korea conducted missile tests under the leadership of Kim Jong-un
    https://russian.rt.com/world/article/657980-rakety-ispytania-kndr
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    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:24 pm

    North Korean analogue of the American missile system ATACMS

    On August 10, the DPRK conducted another missile launch, according to the South Korean military, two missiles were launched, the missile range was 400 km, and the maximum flight altitude was 48 km. But these were new missiles, along with the North Korean BRMD similar to the Iskander, now we have a North Korean missile similar to ATACMS.

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