ICBM: new ballistic missiles were demonstrated in Pyongyang – On Saturday evening in Pyongyang (North Korea), a grand military parade took place in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Korean Labor Party celebrated in North Korea on October 10. During the event, new military equipment and armament including the latest samples of ballistic missiles were demonstrated.
ICBM: new ballistic missiles were demonstrated in Pyongyang
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – Foreigners were not allowed to the parade, including diplomats in the country, and all foreigners were strongly discouraged from approaching the central square of Pyongyang. However, the North Korean leadership promised to show the event on television. North Korea leader Kim Jong-un traditionally addressed the North Korean people before the parade. All in all, the event took more than 2 hours.
Pyongyang: shows new ICBM ballistic missiles
As noted by the South Korean military, who closely followed the parade, during the event in Pyongyang, North Korea demonstrated new ballistic missile and RCD samples. In the columns of equipment were seen the so-called “super-large MLRS”, “large-caliber guided MLRS” and the short-range ballistic missile type Iskander, which was tested in 2019-2020.
Special attention was drawn to the latest Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), which had no name on board. By its size, it is larger than the known last modification of the Khvason-15 ICBM and presumably has a range exceeding 13 thousand km. The new Pukkykson-4A SLBM (submarine ballistic missile) was also demonstrated.
Pentagon Has Already Responded: North Korea’s missile
The Pentagon has already responded to the new North Korean missiles and promised to “study them thoroughly”.
Both the already demonstrated samples and the new equipment were shown in the armored vehicles column. The new SAU or wheeled tank based on the upgraded APC-80 attracted attention. The armored vehicle is equipped with some kind of howitzer of 100 to 122 mm caliber, which is not precisely installed. Such equipment has not been demonstrated before.
According to the military experts who have already studied the video parade, the bulk of the North Korean army’s equipment and weapons are clones or analogs of weapons already manufactured in China. Most of them are soldiers’ equipment, armored vehicles, and air defense systems. The North Korean army is gradually getting rid of obsolete Soviet-era models, replacing them with more modern weapons, either independently or with the help of China.