Washington needs to permit the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation so as to move its missile technology to North Korea.
Even though North Korea has held its end of the bargain by not carrying out tests with its long-range ballistic missiles, for instance its liquid-fueled Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile which has a range of 13,000 kilometer, it has disclosed, instead, its most recent solid-fuel ballistic missiles which could potentially prove to be even more dangerous than the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile threat.
Pyongyang, since the month of May, has revealed 18 solid-fuel short-range ballistic missiles. These SRBMs, together with a latest ballistic missile submarine launches on the 23rd of July, will significantly raise North Korea’s aptitude to wage war on Japan, South Korea, and the U.S.
Recognized by the United States Force Korea as the KN-23, 8 among the newest short-range ballistic missiles were introduces on the 4th and 9th of May, the 26th of July and the 6th of August. The characteristic bi-conic shape of the nose, has caused many experts to believe that the missiles may be inspired by the Russian 9K720 Iskander short-range ballistic missiles, whose range is 500 km and whose diameter in 930 mm.
But the KN-23 and the Iskander have major differences as well, for instance its assignment of exhaust guidance vanes.
Furthermore, Norbert Brugge, a respected German expert, stated how the diameter is nearly 1.1m, so the KN-23 is bigger than the Iskander and possibly inspired by KN-11 submarine-launched ballistic missile, which has the same diameter.
An additional 4 missiles, thought to be the second type of the newest SRBM, were fired on the 4th and 16th of August. However, they may just be modified KN-23. Norbert Brugge stated how this missile’s diameter is also nearly 1.1m and it possibly utilizes the solid rocket motor which the KN-23 uses.