North Korea armed forces have created new ICBM brigade equipped with KN-08 ballistic missiles 11502165

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North Korea armed forces have created new ICBM brigade equipped with KN-08 ballistic missiles.
North Korean armed forces have created the new "KN-08 Brigade" which is equipped with a road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with missile of the same name. The KN-08 was first revealed in April 2012 during the military parade to celebrate the 100th birthday of Kim Il-sung, North Korea’s founder.
     
North Korean armed forces have created the new "KN-08 Brigade" which is equipped with a road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with missile of the same name. The KN-08 was first revealed in April 2012 during the military parade to celebrate the 100th birthday of Kim Il-sung, North Korea’s founder. North-Korean KN-08 ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) at military parade in April 2012.
     
The KN-08 ballistic missile would have an estimated range of more than 3,400 miles (5,500 km) , and North Korea already has six “road-mobile” launchers for it, according to the annual report delivered to congressional committees.
 

According some military sources, the KN-08 ballistic missile could reach a target at a maximum distance of 10,000 km.

The KN-08, also known under the names No-dong-C and Hwasong-13 is a road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile. Mock-ups of the missile were first displayed during a military parade in April 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of Kim Il Sung. Six missiles were carried on 16-wheel transporter erector launchers, similar in size to those used by the Russian RT-2PM2 Topol-M missiles.

The modified KN-08 features a new smaller and blunter warhead shape that could confirm US intelligence assessments and North Korean claims of success in miniaturizing its nuclear warheads.

North Korea has now an operational road-mobile missile that could carry nuclear weapons to the United States, according to the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command.

The KN-08, if operationally deployed, would be more difficult to defeat than fixed-site missiles because it could potentially be moved around secretly by the North Korean regime to make it more difficult for the U.S. to locate and target preemptively during a crisis.
 

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