- North Korean long-range ICBM may be capable of carrying multiple warheads
- Hwasong-14 ballistic missile was seen with a cone-like ‘shroud’ on its tip
- The shroud allows the missile to potentially carry miniaturized warheads
- It also allows missile to conceal numerous balloons that act as decoy
- On Saturday, two US B-1B bombers conducted live-fire drills in South Korea
- Bombers were joined Saturday by US and South Korean fighter jets
- Drills meant as a show of force after North Korea’s successful ICBM test-launch
North Korea may not only be developing missiles that can reach the American mainland, but they also could have the capacity to deliver multiple nuclear bombs while avoiding US defenses, it was reported on Saturday.
Images of the North’s intercontinental Hwasong-14 ballistic missile shows a hollow cone-like ‘shroud’ at the tip, according to Business Insider.
An expert on nuclear-tipped missiles told Business Insider that that the ‘shroud’ seen on the missile is usually indicative of ‘multiple reentry vehicles or added countermeasures.’
That means the missile has multiple, independent nukes for a payload, according to David Schmerler, a research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.