MRBMs and IRBMs

Agni II on Launcher

Photo credit: Frontline

North Korea has an ambitious ballistic missile development program and has exported missile technology to other countries, including Iran and Pakistan. The North Korean Taepo Dong 1 MRBM booster was used in an attempt to orbit a satellite in August 1998. Although a small third stage failed to place the satellite in orbit, the two-stage missile booster apparently performed successfully.

The Agni II is India’s new two-stage, solid-propellant MRBM.

Photo credit: Associated Press

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