Hwasong-14 and RD-250 Engine: Russia, Ukraine, Convergent Evolution?

July 10, 2017 Mbeljac 0

As noted previously the March 18 revolution, 80 tonne thrust, UDMH propelled engine is a key factor behind North Korea’s Hwasong-12 and Hwasong-14 missiles. The Washington Post has carried an article suggesting that the March 18 revolution engine is essentially the Soviet era RD-250, which powered the first stage of […]

On Philosophy With An Emancipatory Intent

July 9, 2017 Mbeljac 0

For those who hold that intellectual endeavour with an emancipatory intent requires adherence to this or that polysyllabic babble, and that analytic philosophy somehow necessarily entails conservative, at best, or reactionary, at worst, social and political dispositions and positions might want to consider a good interview with Noam Chomsky at […]

Hwasong-14: Second Stage is Where It’s At.

July 8, 2017 Mbeljac 0

North Korea seems to be adopting a gradual step by step approach to developing an ICBM, with the Hwasong-12 and and Hwasong-14 tests being technological stepping stones to an ICBM with a 10,000 to 12,000km range. With the Hwasong-14 the key thing is the second stage, which based on new […]

Hwasong-14 ICBM Test, Ballistic Missile Defense, Nuclear Strategy.

July 6, 2017 Mbeljac 0

John Schilling has provided a technical analysis of the Hwasong-14 limited range ICBM, essentially concluding that the Hwasong-14 is a modification of (what previously) was referred to as the KN-14 ICBM. Furthermore, naturally, the single test does not demonstrate that North Korea has a reliable combat ready limited range ICBM, […]

Hwasong 14 Limited Range ICBM: Preliminary Analysis

July 5, 2017 Mbeljac 0

By now I’m sure we’ve all seen the news. North Korea has tested a limited range, two stage liquid fuelled, ICBM that has a range of some 6,700km, the question of range I will return to, which would be sufficient for striking Alaska but not the other states of the […]

North Korea Tests Missile With Limited ICBM Range!!

July 4, 2017 Mbeljac 0

It appears that North Korea has tested a low range ICBM, likely a modification of the Hwasong-12 IRBM tested earlier in the year. This missile would be able to strike Alaska. Hello mutual nuclear deterrence North Korea and the USA. More detail and analysis to follow as information comes to […]