Missiles and North Korean tanks show off in the night parade.

Missiles and North Korean tanks show off in the night parade.
A missile is displayed during a military parade to mark the 75th founding anniversary of North Korea’s army, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea February 8, 2023, in this photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO VERIFY THIS IMAGE INDEPENDENTLY. NO THIRD-PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA IS OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA.

An ICBM ammunition carrier and launcher with a closed launch tube, believed to be of a solid-fuel ICBM model being developed by North Korea.

Although more difficult to build than liquid-fuel engines, solid-fuel rockets possess a number of outstanding advantages. They do not take time to refuel before launching like liquid-fueled missiles, are difficult to detect by enemy reconnaissance systems, and can be deployed from many different locations. Solid-fuel rockets also require less time and effort to maintain and travel than liquid propellants.

Most ballistic missiles in North Korean service today still use liquid fuel. Developing a solid-fuel ICBM is one of Pyongyang’s key long-term goals to increase the survivability of its strategic missile force in the event of a conflict.

Missiles and North Korean tanks show off in the night parade.

Main battle tanks with a similar appearance to the Russian T-14 Armata and American M1 Abrams move through Kim Il Sung Square during the parade.This tank model was first launched by North Korea in 2020 but did not announce specific features.

Super-large rocket launchers appeared in the parade. These are rocket launchers with a diameter of 600 mm, reaching a range of about 400 km, enough to threaten most military bases in Korea.

Missiles and North Korean tanks show off in the night parade.

North Korea’s tactical ballistic missile systems have a range of nearly 500 km and are similar in design to the Russian-developed Iskander complex.

Missiles and North Korean tanks show off in the night parade.

Su-25 attack aircraft released smoke and flares when flying over the platform.

Missiles and North Korean tanks show off in the night parade.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a military parade to mark the 75th founding anniversary of North Korea’s army, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea February 8, 2023, in this photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO VERIFY THIS IMAGE INDEPENDENTLY. NO THIRD-PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA IS OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA.