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No-dong-A Flight Tests Record

North Korea fired two missiles 18 March 2016in defiance of UN resolutions prohibiting that country from developing nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities. South Korean officials said one of the missiles traveled 800 kilometers before crashing off the North's east coast. A second missile disappeared from South Korean radar and appeared to have exploded in flight. Both were believed to be Rodong missiles fired from road-mobile launch vehicles. Rodong missiles have the potential to reach Japan.

The DPRK on July 19, 2016 test-fired three ballistic missiles in a show of force against the decision between Seoul and Washington to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense(THAAD) to South Korean soil. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that the DPRK fired off three ballistic missiles, which were initially believed to have been a Scud-C type. Later reports said the North fired a short-range Scud and two mid-range Nodong missiles.

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the East Sea on 03 August 2016. One of the two missiles launched on Wednesday flew over one-thousand kilometers and dropped some 250 kilometers off Japan's west coast, an exclusive economic zone of the island nation. This was the first time that a North Korean missile landed on the Japanese EEZ.

The missiles were fired at around 7:50 am from the central western coastal county of Unryul, South Hwanghae Province, located some 185 kilometers north of the South Korean capital Seoul. One of the two missiles flew some one-thousand kilometers across the Korean Peninsula before it dropped in waters 250 kilometers west of Akita Prefecture of Japan, an exclusive economic zone(EEZ) of the island country. The other projectile exploded in midair shortly after it was fired. The South Korean military said that the successfully launched projectile is presumed to be a mid-range Nodong missile with a maximum range of one-thousand-300 kilometers.

No-dong-A Flight Tests Record:

No-dong-A North Korea (Scud mod-D)
Shahab-3, 3A Iranian No-dong-A
Shahab-3D Iran new variant of No-dong-A with second stage solid motor, IRIS?+
Shabab-3B up-rated No-dong-A++
Shahab-3C/Ghadr up-rated Shahab-3B
Shahab-3C/Kavoshgar up-rated Shahab-3B sounding rocket
Safir two, three stage compacted Taep'o-dong-1
Ghauri-II/Hatf-V Pakistani No-dong-A
No-dong-B/Mirim/Shahab-4 Iran for North Korea & Iran SS-N-6/SS-NX-13 variant +++


Dates North Korea Iran Pakistan Successes / Failures (S/F) operational
    1987-1988 start program      
1 May ? , 1990 *     F
1A October./November. ?, 1990       Cancelled
2 June ?, 1992 *     F
3 May 29 or 30th 1993 *Operational     S
3A May ?, 1994 *     Cancelled
4 April 6, 1998 Pakistan flew a Haft-5 (Ghauri) missile     * S
5 July 22, 1998   *   F
5A August 31, 1998 *     S/TD-1 Failure
6 April 14, 1999 Pakistan flew a Haft-5 (Ghauri) missile     * S
6A February 20, 2000   *   S not confirmed
7 July 15, 2000   *   S
7A August 15, 2000 not confirmed Pakistan flew a Haft-5 (Ghauri) missile     * S
8 September 21, 2000 +Shahab-3D?   *   F
8A 2000/2001   *   S not confirmed
9 April 14, 2002 Pakistan flew a Haft-5 (Ghauri) missile     * S
10 May 23, 2002   *   S
11 May 25, 2002 Pakistan flew a Haft-5 (Ghauri) missile     * S
12 July ? , 2002   *   F
13 July 4, 2002   *   S
        January 2003 0perational  
14 July 7, 2003   *   S
      July 2003 Operational    
15 March 10, 2004 Pakistan flew a Haft-5 (Ghauri) missile     * S
16 May 29, 2004 Pakistan flew a Haft-5 (Ghauri) missile     * S
17 June 04, 2004 Pakistan flew a Haft-5 (Ghauri) missile     * S
18 August 11, 2004 ++ Shahab-3B   *   S
19 October 12, 2004Pakistan flew a Haft-5 (Ghauri) missile     * S
20 October 20, 2004 ++ Shahab-3B   * Operational   S
21 May 23, 2005   *   S
22 January 17, 2006 +++ Shahab-4   * Operational   S
23 July 5, 2006 *Operational     S
24 July 5, 2006 *     S
  July 5, 2006 *     TD-2 Failure
25 July 25, 2006 *     S
26 July 5, 2006? *     S
27 Nov. 2, 2006   *   S
28 Nov. 16, 2006 Pakistan flew a Haft-5 (Ghauri) missile     * S
29 Feb. 25, 2007 Shahab-3B, sub orbital sounding rocket flight test   *   S/F?
30 Feb. 4, 2008 Kavoshgar-1,2 / Ghadr-1 sub orbital sounding rocket flight test   *   S
31 Safir-A Feb. 4, 2008 First Flight Test second stage failure to ignite properly   *   F
32 Shahab-3A July 8, 2008   *   S
33 Safir-1B Flight test 8-16-2009 Second stage failed to perform properly third stage unknown   *   F
34 Safir-C, Omid -1 successful satellite orbital insertion flight 2-2-2009   *   S
35 Shahab-3B test flight training 9-28-2009   *   S
36 Shahab-3A test flight training 2-??-2011   *   S
37 Safir-1B, second satellite successful launch by Iran on June 15, 2011   *   S
38 Safir-1B, Fajr satellite launch attempt failed at launch damaging the TEL and launch facility for unknown reasons on September, 22, 2012 .It was not announced by Iran.   *   F
39 Nov. 28, 2012 Pakistan flew a Haft-5 (Ghauri) missile     * S
  TOTALS 3f+13=10 + Several Additional flights are believed to have been demonstrated in 2009 during missile exercises 17+3?+6f=28 + Additional missile firings during the fall and spring missile exercises are understtod to have taken place in recent years

11 9F/38S=49-50 total+

Note: Both the Scud-C and the Qian-1 and Safir-1, 1B launch vehicles of Iran and the Pakiustan's Hatf-5 (ghauari) have successfully transitioned from the Scud-B propellants as noted from Soviet manuals which is TM-185 20% Gasoline, 80% Kerosene while its oxidizer is believed to be AK-27I 27% N2O4 + 73% HNO3 with Iodium inhibitor Nitrogen Tetroxide & Nitric Acid. The new propellant combination for the single stage Scud-C and Qiam-1 as they are known from Soviet Naval references manuals to be Unsymmetrical Dimethylhydrazine (UDMH) while its oxidizer is known to be a derivation of Inhibited Red Fuming or white fuming nitric Acid (IRFNA), (73% Inhibited Red Fuming nitric Acid (IRFNA) & 27% N204 = AK-27S).

CPV 03-18-08/09-28-09/11-28-12




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