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Hwasong-7 ("Nodong") MRBM


The North Korean Hwasong-7, also known as Nodong (or Scud-D), missile is a North Korean development of the Scud technology. It has a potential range of 1000 - 1300 km with a 700-1,000 kg.

Flight tests began in 1990 with a first successful flight in 1992. Since then, the missile has been included into the North Korean weapons inventory.

The Nodong designator is a western designation. The North Korean name of the missile is not known.

The Nodong missile technology has been exported to a number of countries and resulted likely in the Pakistani Ghauri and the Iranian Shahab-3 missiles and the Iranian space launch vehicle Safir.

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