Analysing North Korea’s KN-25 Multiple Rocket Launcher System

North Korean KN-25 rocket launch
North Korea’s "super large calibre MRL" rocket, codenamed KN-25, has six wrap-around fins. Every two of the fins form a pair of brackets. Photo: KCTV

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea recently launched at least two “super-large calibre” multiple rocket launcher (MRL) rounds into the Sea of Japan or East Sea on 9 March 2020. North Korea has not publicly announced the name of the system, however it is referred to as KN-25 by the US Government and is likely the biggest MRL developed in the world.

Open Nuclear Network analyst Tianran Xu breaks down the KN-25’s specifications, its history of testing, and implications behind its continued development.

Read Tianran’s full analysis on Datayo.org

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