North Korea's missile capabilities

The past few weeks have seen North Korea become increasingly belligerent toward the United States and South Korea, with Pyongyang threatening to "mercilessly strike" its enemies. But is the country able to back up its threats? Realistically, who's at risk of attack and where?

The tabs below outline some of the known ballistic missiles in North Korea's arsenal. Most observers say North Korea is years away from having the technology to deliver a nuclear warhead on these missiles, but it still has plenty of conventional firepower.
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Missiles are listed according to estimated range, from shortest to longest. Missiles in red are known to be operational. Missiles in yellow have not been confirmed.


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Sources: Federation of American Scientists, Council on Foreign Relations, IHS Jane's Defense & Security Intelligence and Analysis