|Number:||Few dozen to 200|
|Acquired:||1994 production began|
|Country of origin:||North Korea (believed based on Russian R-5 and R-21)|
|Introduced:||Development began in late 1980s and first test occuring in May 1990|
|Class:||Medium-Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM)|
|Range:||559.2 – 776.7 miles (900 – 1,300 km)|
|Warhead:||Nuclear, HE, chemical, or submunitions (payload: 1,543.2 – 2645.5 lbs (700 – 1,200 kg)|
|Weight:||38,382 lbs (17,410 kg)|
|Length:||51.2 – 53.1 ft (15.6 – 16.2 m)|
|Diameter:||4.1 – 4.5 ft (1.25 – 1.36 m)|
|Accuracy:||1.2 miles CEP (2,000 m)|
|Launch Platform:||Road mobile|
|Notes:||Also known as the Rodong.|
|150 are believe to have been exported to Iran and form the basis for the Shahab-3 missiles.|
|Possibly made with Russian and Chinese assistance.|
- Missile Threat Project, “No Dong 1,” George C. Marshall and Claremont Institutes, October 26, 2012.
- Nuclear Threat Initiative, “North Korea – Missile,” James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, June 2016.
- Anthony H. Cordesman and Ashley Hess, The Evolving Military Balance in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia, Volume III: Missile, DPRK and ROK Nuclear Forces, and External Nuclear Forces, Center for Strategic & International Studies (Washington: Rowman & Littlefield, June 2013), page viii.
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