Erlangen 2018 – wissenschaftliches Programm
AGA 4.2: Hauptvortrag
Donnerstag, 8. März 2018, 15:00–16:00, B 0.014
To be continued? - Was 2017 the Grand Finale for the North Korean Missile Program? — •Markus Schiller — ST Analytics GmbH, München, Germany
In 2017, North Korea was attributed of having launched a total of 6 different new guided ballistic missile types - a record that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago, and which might seem out of reach for even most industrialized countries today. The fireworks had a highlight with the launch of North Koreas first ICBM, the Hwasong-14, in July, and culminated with the launch of the large Hwasong-15 ICBM in late November.
This presentation tries to illuminate the ratio behind and the systematics of the program, to shed light on some inconsistencies, to give an idea of what the new missiles are capable of, and to understand if that was the grand finale, or if the program will hold its pace over the coming years.