North Korea’s Nuclear Arms’ Reach: The Operational Missile vs. The Missile in Testing

Missile: Taepodong-2

Status: Tested, operational

Missile type: SLV (satellite launch vehicle)

Most recent test: February 7, 2016

Maximum range: 10,000 km

Missile: Hwasong-15 (U.S. designation: KN-22)

Status: In development

Missile type: ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile)

Most recent test: November 28, 2017

Maximum estimated range: 13,000 km

The shading on the map of the world represents areas within North Korea’s missile range if launched from the capital, Pyongyang. By these estimates, the Hwasong-15 missile has the capacity to reach the entire continental United States.