A Closer Look at North Korea’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles & Countermeasures

Diagram of modern nuclear warhead
Adapted from: https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/2019-09/countermeasures.pdf, pg. 83.

Every state that has developed intercontinental ballistic missiles has considered how to deliver a nuclear payload to its target without interference. Generally, states counter ballistic missile defence (BMD) by increasing the number of missiles they produce, developing countermeasures and penetration aides such as decoys or chaff — which confuse BMD sensors, or increasing the number of warheads in each missile’s payload.

Open Nuclear Network's Deputy Director Melissa Hanham takes a closer look at North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missiles and countermeasures.

Read her full analysis on Datayo.org

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