|Country of origin:||North Korea – with Chinese assistance|
|Category||Long-range multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) – potentially guided|
|Platform:||Chinese-made HOWO ZZ2257M5857A 6×6 truck|
|Guidance:||Potential GPS-based guidance|
|Rate of Fire:||Unknown|
|Number of Launch Tubes:||8|
|Range:||62.1 – 118.1 miles (100 -190 km)|
|Traverse:||At least 90 degrees|
|Accuracy:||Unknown – potentially 164 – 820 ft (50 – 250 m)|
|Ammunition:||May be based on Chinese SY300 guided rocket – 440.9 lbs (200 kg) warhead with either high explosives (HE), frag, submunitions, incendiary, smoke, or chemical payloads|
|Notes:||Likely could also use unguided rockets.|
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- Jeffrey Lewis, “More Rockets in Kim Jong Un’s Pockets: North Korea Tests A New Artillery System,” 38 North, March 7, 2016.
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- John Pike, “KN-09,” GlobalSecurity.org, March 10, 2016.
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