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Range Identification and System Performance

Names Stages Range (km) Type Body Diameter (m)
Scud-A 1 180-270 SRBM 0.885
Scud-B 1 180-300 SRBM 0.885
Scud-B, derivative/Hwasong-5 1 180-330 SRBM 0.885
Scud-C, Hwasong-6 1 500-700 SRBM 0.885
Scud-ER, derivative/Hwasong-5 1 750-800 SRBM 0.885
Scud-C, Hwasong-6 1 500-700 SRBM 0.885
No-dong-A, Shehab-3, Ghauri II 1 1,100-1,600 MRBM 1.35
No-dong-B, Shehab-4 1 3,200-3,860 IRBM 1.5
Taep'o-dong-1, Cancelled 2 or 3 2,000-2200 MRBM (1) 1.35
NKSL-1=,TD-1 Shehab-4/Kosar= Simorgh-3? 3 2,200-2,672, 2,896 (8) M/IRBM, orbital 1.35
CSS-2/DF-3, 3A 1 2,650-2,800 IRBM (4) 2.25
Taep'o-dong-2m /Unha-3 mod-4, Shehab-5?= Simorgh variant 2 or 3 6,750-10,000 LR-ICBM orbital 2.48
Tae'po-dong-3/ Unha-9, Shehab-6= Simorgh variant 3 10,000-12,000 FR-ICBM, orbital 2.48
KN-08 / No-dong-C, 3 6,000-6,700 LR-ICBM, 1.8
CSS-3/DF-4 2 4,500-4,750 LRICBM (3) 2.25
SS-5, Shehab-5? 1, 2/3 4,500? I/LR-ICBM 2.4
Shehab-6= Simorgh variant? 3 5,471-5,500, 5,632-6,200? LR-ICBM (5)(8) 2.2
Taep'o-dong-2 (6) Unha-3a 3 6,400-6,700 LRICBM 2.2
(7) - 7000+ LRICBM ---
(7) - 8000-12,000 FRICBM ---

SRBM- Short Range Ballistic Missiles (0 - 1,000 km)
MRBM- Medium Range Ballistic Missile (1,000 - 2,500 km)
IRBM- Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (2,500 - 3,500 km)
LR-ICBM- Limited Range Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (3,500 - 8,000 km)
FR-ICBM- Full Range Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (8,000 - 12,000 km)

(6) The suggested range performance for this system seems to far exceeds what is technically feasible.
(7) As of this writing, there is no indication that such new long term development exists, but this does not mean that it will not appear in the future. Only the United States, Russia and China have missiles with this range capability.
(?) These may or may not be one the same missiles

North Korean/ Iranian Launch Vehicle Evolutionary Development Family 2013 .




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