The world’s largest intercontinental ballistic missile was unveiled in North Korea
North Korea unveiled one of the world’s largest ballistic missiles yesterday during a military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Korean Workers’ Party.
The world’s largest continental ballistic missile was unveiled at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling North Korean Workers’ Party in Pyongyang.
The missile, which is likely to have two-stage liquid fuel, is capable of carrying MIRV nuclear warheads.
“North Korea is ready to face any threat,” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said at the ceremony, expressing satisfaction that no one in the country has been infected with the Coronavirus.
Some military analysts believe that the larger size of the missile could mean that the new missile can travel longer distances and carry stronger warheads. In contrast, a group of military experts has warned that North Korea may have displayed only a replica of the missile under construction.
North Korea, meanwhile, claimed in 2017 when it tested a previous model of its intercontinental ballistic missile that it was possible to hit the test missile anywhere in the United States with a nuclear warhead.
Although North Korea tested three intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2017, it is still unclear whether Pyongyang has the technology to protect nuclear warheads when intercontinental ballistic missiles re-enter Earth’s atmosphere.
North Korea has not tested any intercontinental ballistic missiles since 2017.
What you know about intercontinental ballistic missiles!
Continental Missile: Ballistic missiles with an effective range of more than 5,500 kilometers (3,400 miles). These missiles are generally designed to fire nuclear bombs and can carry one or more nuclear warheads, but can also be armed with conventional warheads or chemical and microbial warheads. Most intercontinental ballistic missiles today benefit from multiple independent targeting capabilities. That is, they are armed with several warheads, each of which can hit a separate target.
In the past, the early types of intercontinental ballistic missiles were very low accuracy and could only be used against large targets such as cities, and their only advantage was their ability to be located in a completely safe place on their own soil. But the second and third generations of intercontinental ballistic missiles have become significantly more accurate. So that they can be used against even the smallest military targets. However, their accuracy is never comparable to that of strategic bombers.