North Korea's Missile Program Has Developed Significantly Since It Began

The regime began its program between 1976-1981 with the first missile fired in 1984
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North Korea began its missile program between 1976-1981 with the first missile fired in 1984. Since 1984, North Korea has conducted 105 missile tests - only 82 of those tests were successful.

The largest number of missile tests (24) conducted in one year was in 2016.

In 2017, experts estimated the nation now has the capability to reach Alaska with an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Alongside the missile program, North Korea has conducted six tests on nuclear devices. The secretive regime has claimed that it now has the capability to mount a nuclear device onto an ICBM.

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