Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


North Korea Missiles

Overview

Designation Stages Engine Range IOC Inventory Comment
KN-1 1 turbojet 110 km ? 2006 20? unknown SS-N-1- Styx
KN-2 1 solid 110 km ? 2006 20* uncertain? SS-21 Scarab
Scud-B 1 liquid 300 km 1981 cancelled? no longer active?
Hwasong-5 1 liquid 330 km 1984 < 20*<down from 150 estimate Scud-B, KN-03?
Hwasong-6 1 liquid 500 km 1989 < 40* down from 300 estimate Scud-C, KN-04?
Scud-ER 1 liquid 750 - 800 km 2003 <40* <down from 350 estimate Scud-ER, KN-05?
No-dong-A 1 liquid 1,100 -1,600 km 1999 50* < down from 200 estimate SS-N-5, KN-06???
No-dong-B 1 liquid 3,200 - 3,860 km 2004 -2007 50* latest estimate SS-N-6, KN-07?
Taep'o-dong-1 2 liquid 2,000 - 2,900 km N/A Cancelled TD-1 SLV
Taep'o-dong-2 2 liquid 6,750 -10,000 km N/A 2014 ? < 5 left R & D ? TD-2 SLV, Unha-3
Taep'o-dong-3, Unha-9 3 liquid 10,000 - 12,000 km 2014/2018 R & D flight test models TD-3 SLV, Unha-9
KN-08:Hwasong-13 3 liquid 6,000 - 6,700 km 2015/2018 6 + R & D testing LR-ICBM, No-dong-C
NKSL-12 3 liquid + solid orbital 1998 ILC Cancelled TD-1 SLV
NKSL-X-23 3 liquid orbital ?? 2006 ILC? R & D TD-2 SLV, Unha-3 , 9
NK-SL-X 2-3-4 liquid orbital, GEO, Crewed 2015/2018 R & D NK-SL-X SLV

1 - No-dong-B is a provisional designation created by John Pike
The No-dong-B is derived from the Soviet-era SS-N-6 SLBM

2 - NKSL-1 is an unofficial designation created by Charles Vick.
The NKSL-1 is a Taep'odong-1 missile with a third stage and satellite added.

3 - NKSL-X-2 & NKSL-X-3 is an unofficial designation created by Charles Vick.
NKSL-X-2 is a Taep'o dong-2 & Taep'o-dong-3 missile with a third stage and satellite added.

4 -* The Korean Institute for Defense Analysis (KIDA), http://www.kida.re.kr/eng/ latest suggested numbers of May 2013* Includes 100 short range Scud types mix, 50 No-dong-A's and 50 No-dong-B's or a total of about 200 semi-mobile Transport Erector Launcher (TEL) mounted launchers. This was also reported by the Department of Defense to the U. S. Senate on May 2, 2013. How many remain in storage as replacements for those stationed on TEL's is assumed to be higher. The total missiles available in 2008 was extinmated at greater than 800 while in 2010 it was estimated at 1,000. In 2013 it is estimated at 1,050 available missiles with 200 trensport erectors launchers.

Comparisons North Korean (DPRK) and Iranian ballistic missiles & Space boosters through 2013.




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