Cold ejecting an SLBM from a canister underwater, then having the first stage successfully fire, then second stage separate successfully is not trivial. These guys are good. Does anyone really want to dare North Korea to “prove” the reliability of its reentry vehicles? Not me.
–Pukguksong-3 –Solid-fueled –Cold-launched from TULP –2-stage –910 km apogee/450 km range (~1,900 on MET) –Launched off Wonsan –Longest-range solid-fuel missile seen in North Korea –First “strategic” launch since November 2017
North Korean Statement: