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-16: 240mm MRLS
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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