Asia Geopolitics

North Korea’s Hwasong-12 and Hwasong-14 Missiles

An inaugural collaboration with the ArmsControlWonk podcast digging into North Korea’s new IRBM, ICBM, and much more.

Ankit Panda
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North Korea’s Hwasong-12 and Hwasong-14 Missiles
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In an inaugural collaborative podcast, The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) joins Jeffrey Lewis and Scott LaFoy of ArmsControlWonk for a special collaborative episode of the ArmsControlWonk and Asia Geopolitics podcasts. The episode delves deep into the technicalities of North Korea’s newest long-range ballistic missiles, including the Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile and the Hwasong-14 intercontinental-range ballistic missile.

Designations we discuss:

KN-12: 122mm MRLS

KN-15: Pukguksong-2

KN-16: 240mm MRLS

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KN-17: Hwasong-12 IRBM

KN-18: MaRV/Terminally Guided Scud

KN-19: KM-3 Coastal Defense Cruise Missile (Ground Based)

KN-20: Hwasong-14 ICBM

Links of Note:

Joshua Pollack’s two articles on aging Russian Early Warning systems and the launch events they have missed.

South Korean lawmaker says South Korean intelligence doubts that the Hwasong-14 reentry vehicle was successful.

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