Trying to reign the continent, North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile has reportedly re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere said a US official. The US is now on the verge of missile strikes from North Korea which now claims to be combat ready.
This latest intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-15 missile, which was fired, flew 950kms in the air before dropping into waters near Japan says South Korea. This missile is potential of reaching “whole mainland” of United States which also is capable of carrying out targets as far as 13,000km which now puts Washington DC within range says the Independent.
But a US official source told media that “the North Koreans had problems with re-entry.
Last week, South Korea’s deputy minister of Defense policy Yeo Suk-joo while addressing the Parliament said North Korea’s Pyongyang still needs to prove the critical missile technology which includes re-entry, terminal stage guidance and warhead activation.
He said the first stage engine of the missile featured a clustering of two engines from a smaller Hwasong-14 ICBM test which was reportedly launched in July.
North Korea has recently released its video footage and photographs of carrying out ballistic missile Hwasong-15, which now according to experts, appears that North Korea will soon be combat ready in another couple of tests and shall be capable of striking targets anywhere in the US.
South Korea’s Defence Minister, Song Young-moo, had told that he expected North Korea will announce the completion of weapons programme on New Year’s Eve.
Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly visited a Tires factory to thank the workers who had built the tires for the huge vehicle that was used to transport the new intercontinental ballistic missile.
He complimented the workers for building large-size tires for the 9-axle missile truck without relying on imported equipment along with calling for efforts to raise production to “satisfy the daily-increasing needs in developing the country’s economy and beefing up national defense capabilities,” said the North’s Korean’s official Central News Agency this Saturday.
It was in September that Kim has assigned the tires manufacturing company Amnokgang to manufacture huge tires to carry out the “great event in November,” reported the Independent.