North Korea's 'Monster' New Ballistic Missile Explained
North Korea's 'Monster' New Ballistic Missile Explained

PYONGYANG — North Korea unveiled a new intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, in a military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party at the stroke of midnight on Saturday, Oct.


According to North Korea analysts 38 North, the Hwasong-16 is estimated to be 25 meters to 26 meters in length and 2.5 to 2.9 meters in diameter.

That's about 4 to 4.5 meters longer and about half a meter wider in diameter than the Hwasong-15 ICBM, which was flight tested only once in November of 2017.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington estimates the range of Hwasong-15 at 8,500 to 13,000 kilometers.

Experts believe the Hwasong-16 has a similar range, meaning it could hit anywhere in the continental U.S.