|Acquired:||First tested May 2015. Expected to be operational by 2020.|
|Country of origin:||North Korea|
|Class:||Submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM)|
|Range:||186.4 – 559.2 miles (300 – 900 km)|
|Warhead:||Nuclear, chemical, biological, or high-explosive warhead (payload: 1,433 lbs (650 kg))|
|Weight:||33,069.3 lbs (15,000 kg)|
|Length:||29.5 ft (9 m)|
|Diameter:||4.9 ft (1.5 m)|
|Propellant:||Solid single-stage (initial tests may have used liquid fuel)|
|Launch Platform:||Sinpo class submarine (tests likely performed using submersible test barge)|
|Notes:||As many as seven test launches may have occurred. The test on April 23, 2016 is believed to be a partial success, with the missile achieving ejection and flying for 18.6 miles (30 km).|
|Based on the Soviet R-27 SLBM|
- John Schilling, “A New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile for North Korea,” 38 North, April 25, 2016.
- Kelsey Davenport, “North Korea Tests Missile for Submarine,” Arms Control Association, June 2015.
- Markus Schiller, Robert H. Schmucker, and J. James, Kim, “Not Much Below the Surface?,” Public Interest Report, Volume 68 Number 3, Federation of American Scientists, Summer/Fall 2015.
- Nuclear Threat Initiative, “North Korea – Missile,” James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, June 2016.
- Brittany Marien, “KN-011,” Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, June 17 2015.
- Joseph S. Bermudz, “North Korea’s Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile: Continued Progress at the Sinpo South Shipyard,” 38 North, May 3, 2016.
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