North Korea says it tested Hwasong-18 ICBM
July 13, 2023 - North Korea tested its latest Hwasong-18 ICBM on Wednesday, a new type of purportedly solid-fuel ICBM that has only been launched once before, state-run KCNA reported.
The launch, reported at the time by militaries in South Korea and Japan, was condemned by the U.S. and leaders in Seoul and Tokyo, among others.
The Hwasong-18 was first flown in April. It is the North's first ICBM to use solid propellants, which can allow faster deployment of missiles during a war.