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Hwasong-10 (Musudan)[1]
TeepBallistic missile, Mobile IRBM
Service history
In serviceSuccessful test on 22 June 2016 [1]
Uised biKorean People's Army Strategic Force, possibly Iran
Production history
ManufacturerNorth Korea
Warheid wecht650–1,250 kg (est.)[2][3]

IngineLiquid-propellant rocket (same or derived from R-27 R-29)
PropellantHypergolic combination of unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (UDMH) as fuel, and nitrogen tetroxide (NTO) as oxidizer[4]
3,000–4,000 km (est.)[2][5]
Inertial guidance
Accuracy1,600 m Circular error probable[6]
MAZ-based vehicle
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl화성 10 (무수단)
Hancha10 ( 舞水端 )
Revised RomanisationHwaseong-10

The Hwasong-10 (Chosŏn'gŭl: 화성 10호; hancha: 火星 10號), an aw kent bi the names BM-25 seestem and Musudan (Chosŏn'gŭl무수단; Hancha舞水端), is a mobile intermediate-range ballistic missile developed bi North Korea. Hwasong-10 wis first revealed tae the internaitional community in a military parade on 10 October 2010 celebrating the Korean Worker's Party's 65th anniversary, awtho experts believe thir war mock-ups o the missile.[4][7] Hwasong-10 resembles the shape o the Soviet Union's R-27 Zyb submarine-launched missile, but is slichtly langer.[4] It is based on the R-27, which uses a 4D10 ingine propelled bi unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (UDMH) and nitrogen tetroxide (NTO). Thir propellants are much mair advanced than the kerosene compounds uised in North Korea’s Scuds and Nodong missiles.[6]

Syne Apryle 2016 the Hwasong-10 haes been testit a nummer of times, wi twa apparent partial successes and a nummer of failures. The Hwasong-10 wis nae shawn in the Apryle 2017 and Februar 2018 military parades, suggestin that the design haed nae been deployed.[8][9]

Assuming a range of 3200 km, the Musudan coud hit ony target in East Asia (includin US military bases in Guam and Okinawa).[10] Inventory is less nor 50 launchers.[11]

Iranian Khorramshahr[eedit | eedit soorce]


Cheenae an North Korea sauld a version of this missile tae Iran unner the designation BM-25. The nummer 25 represents the missile range (2500 km).[10][12][13][14] The Iranian designation is Khorramshahr, and it wis unveiled and test-fired in September 2017.[15][16][17] Earlier test firing occurred in Januar 2017.[18] Accordin tae IISS expert Dempsey, the missile looks very seemilar tae Hwasong-10.[19][20] It cairies 1800 kg payload ower 2000 km[21] (Iran claims it haes decreased missile size ower the initial version, sicweys reducing propellant mass and range).[22] Sic a range covers targets nae anly in Israel, Egyp and Saudi Arabia, but even NATO members Romanie, Bulgaria and Greece, if fired frae Western Iran.[22] Iran claims it can cairy multiple warheads, maist likely a reference tae submunitions.[23] It haes potential tae cairy nuclear warheads, but it is uncertain whether it can cairy multiple nuclear warheads due tae thair size.[22][24]

Operators[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current Operators[eedit | eedit soorce]

 North Korea

Suspectit Operators[eedit | eedit soorce]


References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 KCTV (Kim Jong Un Guides Test-fire of Ballistic Rocket Hwasong-10) - YouTube, courtesy of KCNA
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named afp-20130408
  3. http://military.tomsk.ru/blog/topic-733.html
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Markus Schiller (2012). Characterizing the North Korean Nuclear Missile Threat (Report). RAND Corporation. ISBN 978-0-8330-7621-2. TR-1268-TSF. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  5. http://www.nasic.af.mil/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=F2VLcKSmCTE%3d&portalid=19
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Musudan (BM-25) - Missile Threat". Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
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  10. 10.0 10.1 https://csis-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/legacy_files/files/publication/150325_Korea_Military_Balance.pdf
  11. Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat (Report). Defense Intelligence Ballistic Missile Analysis Committee. June 2017. p. 25. NASIC-1031-0985-17. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  12. http://www.janes.com/article/74455/iran-releases-khorramshahr-missile-test-video
  13. Majumdar, Dave. "Iran's New Missile That Has Donald Trump Steaming Mad: Born in North Korea?". The National Interest. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  14. "Iran's Missile Test: Getting the Facts Straight on North Korea's Cooperation". 38 North (in Inglis). 2017-02-03. Retrieved 2017-09-24. 
  15. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/iran-shows-khorramshahr-ballistic-missile-after-trump-s
  16. "Iran Unveils New Multiple Warhead Ballistic Missile". Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  17. "Iran ballistic missile Khorramshahr unveiled". Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  18. "Iran Tests Khorramshahr Medium Range Ballistic Missile - Missile Threat". 31 January 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  19. Trevithick, Joseph. "Iran's New Ballistic Missile Looks a Lot Like a Modified North Korean One". Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  20. Dempsey, Joseph. "Could #Iran Khorramshahr tapered end be consistent with distinct (submerged within fuel tank) Soviet 4D10 engine design used by #NorthKorea?pic.twitter.com/6zi2Q3ZtUO". Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  21. "Video of Iran's Successfull Test of New Long-Range Ballistic Missile". Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 CNN, Hilary Clarke and Shirzad Bozorgmehr,. "Iran tests new ballistic missile hours after showing it off". Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  23. "Iran Displays Khorramshahr Missile - Missile Threat". 22 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  24. "In defiance to Trump, Iran unveils new missile capable of striking Israel". 22 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.