|Korean alphabet :||화성 -5|
|Revised Romanization :||Hwaseong-5|
North Korea procured short-range R-17 missiles from the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Older sources initially assumed that North Korea would later reproduce and export the R-17 using reverse engineering . Since North Korea had no production capacity for the R-17 core elements (engine, fuel tanks, steering unit) at the time, this seems very unlikely. Newer sources assume that the R-17 missiles coming from North Korea are remnants from Russia , which North Korea exports as a middleman under the name Hwasong-5. So were the rocket u. a. in Iran sold. Although the name Hwasong-5 is supposed to suggest an in-house production, this rocket is therefore only a local name for the Russian R-17 rockets.
The performance of the Hwasong-5 is equal to that of the Soviet R-17 missile. According to this, Hwasong-5 with a payload of 987–989 kg has a range of 275–300 km.
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