North Korea launches Hwaseong-17 ICBM


Date:2022-03-26 Source:janes By:Jon Grevatt & Rahul U Viewed:

25 MARCH 2022
by Jon Grevatt & Rahul Udoshi
2022 年 3 月 25 日

Japan's MoD said the ICBM launched by North Korea on 24 March landed within its exclusive economic zone. (Japan MoD)
North Korea confirmed on 25 March that it has test-launched its new Hwaseong-17 (also spelt Hwasong-17) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
It is the country's first launch of an ICBM since November 2017 and signals the end of a self-imposed suspension on the development of such weapons introduced in 2018.
Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the Hwaseong-17 – the largest that North Korea has developed – was trialled by the Korean People's Army (KPA) Strategic Force on 24 March.
平壤的朝鲜中央通讯社(KCNA)表示,朝鲜研制的最大的"火星"-17 型导弹于3月24日由朝鲜人民军(KPA)战略部队进行了试验。
KCNA said the missile was launched “from a high angle” from a site near Pyongyang's international airport in the district of Sunan. It said the missile flew 1,090 km at a top altitude of 6,248 km before landing in the East Sea, marking the longest range that a North Korean ICBM has achieved.
KCNA said the launch demonstrated that “all essential elements of the weapon accurately achieved their design requirements”, and that the weapon could be deployed reliably “in wartime conditions”.

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