North Korea Parades New ICBM And Submarine-Based Missiles – Threatens Nuclear War
North Korea held a massive parade on Saturday where they boasted their military hardware and personnel to celebrate the birthday of the country’s late founder. Kim Jong Un was in attendance of the country’s biggest holiday to celebrate the 105th anniversary of the birth of his grandfather, Kim Il Sung.
The display took place at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang and it advertised much military arsenal including new intercontinental ballistic missiles and the country’s submarine-launched ballistic missiles for the first time. There were several KN-08 missiles rolled out on trucks at the parade, which experts believe the missiles could one day have capabilities of hitting the United States. However, North Korea has yet to flight test them. The KN-11 also known as the Pukkuksong-1 submarine-launched ballistic missile was featured in the parade as well.
From the Diplomat:
We saw a larger missile, possibly a variant of the long-discussed KN-08 or KN-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (both theoretically capable of reaching most of the U.S. homeland with a reasonable payload). This missile, which remains untested to this day, was shown off with a new color scheme like the Musudan and, oddly enough, on board a TEL truck that appeared almost identical to the Musudan’s. It’s unclear if North Korea may have attempted to test this KN-08/KN-14 variant at some point — possibly late last year at Kusong, when U.S. and South Korean monitoring picked up two failed tests that exploded shortly after launch.