According to North Korea, it recently test fired its massive new Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

 

About the ‘Hwasong-17’

  • The Hwasong-17 is nuclear-armed North Korea’s biggest missile yet.
  • It is the largest road-mobile, liquid-fuelled ICBM in the world.
  • Its diameter is estimated to be between 2.4 and 2.5 metres, and its total mass, when fully fuelled, is likely somewhere between 80,000 and 110,000 kg.
  • Unlike North Korea’s earlier ICBMs, the Hwasong-17 is launched directly from a transporter, erector, launcher (TEL) vehicle with 11 axles.