North Korea Claims Successful Hwasong-17 Launch

Kim Jong-un inspecting the Hwasong-17.

Credit: KCNA
SEOUL, SINGAPORE–Pyongyang claims it successfully test fired the Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on the morning of Nov. 18. The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC) reported that the missile flew for 1,000 km (600 mi.), reaching a maximum speed of Mach 22. North Korean state...
Kim Minseok

Kim Minseok covers South Korean defense. He has worked as a journalist for South Korean military magazines Military Review and Defense Times. Mr Kim is also a research fellow at the Korea Defense and Security Forum, a think tank.

Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is the Southeast Asia and China Editor for the Aviation Week Network’s (AWN) Air Transport World (ATW) and the Asia-Pacific Defense Correspondent for AWN, joining the team in 2017.

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