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North Korea shows off multiple ICBMs in parade

10th February 2023 - 01:26 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


North Korea showed off four examples of a new ICBM, one presumed to be solid-fuelled, in its 8 February parade. (Photo: KCNA)

The biggest revelation in North Korea's latest parade was the supposed existence of a new solid-fuelled ICBM.

The Korean People’s Army (KPA) put on yet another night-time gala parade in central Pyongyang on 8 February. The occasion was the 75th anniversary of the armed forces, and Kim Jong-un was the guest of honour, flanked by his daughter.

The highlight of this event was the sheer number of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), approximately 16 in all, including a brand-new type of solid-fuelled weapon.

There were at least 12 Hwasong-17 ICBMs in attendance, up from the four that appeared in a parade on 25 April 2022. These missiles are carried on an 11-axle transporter-erector-launcher (TEL).

It is expected

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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