Japan says North Korean missile could reach anywhere in US

The Japanese Ministry of Defense said that a missile launched by the DPRK on Wednesday, July 12, could reach any point in the United States under a normal trajectory. This was reported by the NHK TV channel.

The missile's range would have been about 15 thousand kilometers if it had flown along a different trajectory. But, since it was launched at a high angle, the flight altitude was six thousand kilometers. At the same time, she overcame about one thousand kilometers and fell 250 kilometers from the island of Hokkaido in the Sea of ​​Japan.

The rocket was in the air for 74 minutes, breaking the "record" of last year's ICBM, the flight of which lasted 71 minutes. The launch took place at 9:59 (3:59 Moscow time).

Experts believe that a hinged trajectory is possible with a much more vertical launch. This shortens the flight distance. But if you lower the slope of the launch, then the Korean ICBM would easily cover the distance to anywhere in the United States.

In March, North Korea announced that it had successfully experienced an underwater drone of its own design, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and causing a "radioactive tsunami". Analysts point out that Pyongyang's new weapon is in some ways similar to the Russian Poseidon torpedo, which can carry a super-powerful nuclear warhead.
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  1. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
    Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 12 July 2023 15: 43
    And no one wondered why Japan cares that a North Korean missile could reach the United States? Is it the Japanese who have such a masochistic love for Hiroshima?

    Or maybe it’s because it’s even easier for her to reach Japan because it’s closer? And the Japanese want the Americans to protect them from the "evil hordes" at their own expense?
  2. golden knowledge (Gold) 12 July 2023 19: 28
    Well done North Korea, they will burn the tail of the Washington jackals