The KN-08, Ro-Dong C / Hwasong-13 ballistic missile, is a North Korean indigenous project based on Russian and Chinese technology. As in all designs of North Korea, the specifications and capabilities of this missile are mistrusted, because although it is considered an intercontinental missile, (ICBM), in some areas, there are sources that it considers as an intermediate range missile or IRBM. It was first observed in 2012, although it is believed that they were mock-ups to confuse international observers. In 2015 another KN-08 missile appeared, designated as “model 2” with clear external differences over the previous one. There is evidence of two tests with these missiles and it seems that the tests ended in failures.

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Country of origin

North Korea


Intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) or Inter continental ballistic missile (ICBM)

Missile/bomb dimensions, (length x diameter)

Around 20 meters long

Missile range

From 3,000 to 6,000 km estimated

Warhead, (explosive charge)

Nuclear type, 700 kg


Probably cancelled due to propulsion problems