North Korea has test fired two Scud and one No Dong ballistic missiles 11907161

Defence & Security News - North Korea
 
North Korea has test fired two Scud and one No Dong ballistic missiles.
On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 North Korea has test fired three ballistic missiles the East Sea from its central western county of Hwangju. According the U.S. Strategic Command in Nebraska, North Korea launch two Scud tactical ballistic missiles back-to-back and was followed by a No Dong intermediate range ballistic missile. intermediate range ballistic missile.
     
On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 North Korea has test-fired three ballistic missiles the East Sea from its central western county of Hwangju. According the U.S. Strategic Command in Nebraska, North Korea launch two Scud tactical ballistic missiles back-to-back and was followed by a No Dong intermediate range ballistic missile. No Dong A ballistic missile mobile launcher during a military parade in North Korea.
     
The missiles, launched between 5:45 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. local time, were fired from North Hwanghae province in the western part of North Korea and traveled between 500 and 600 kilometers, according to a statement from the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The missiles are believed to be short-range, Scud or No Dong type and flew around 500 to 600 kilometers (300 - 380 miles), said Jeon Ha-gyu, spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The Scud is a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. According the Military Balance 2014, Noth Korea has a total of around 30 launcher vehicles Scud-B/Scud-C with 200 missiles.

The No-Dong-A (also named No-Dong 1 or Rodong 1) is a medium range ballistic missile based on the technology of the Russian-made ballistic missile Scud-D. This system was developed by the North Korean defence industry.

The No-Dong-A missile has a range of approximately 1,000 - 1,300 km. The accuracy of the missile is believed to be 2,000 - 4,000 m CEP when deployed at maximum range. The No-dong-A has a reported mass of 15,200-16,000 kilograms, with a diameter of 1.32-1.35 m's and a length of 15.895 m. The missile can be equipped with a 1,200 kg separating warhead that can deploy 800 kg of HE-unitary, chemical, submunitions, biological, or medium-yield nuclear weapons.
 

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