PHOTOS: North Korea’s Hwasong-15 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

They’re getting closer.

After North Korea’s latest missile test, it looks like the country’s weapons program advanced despite President Donald Trump’s best efforts.

Photos released by North Korea show the launch process supervised by the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un. They reveal the Hwasong-15, a new missile unlike anything seen before from North Korea.

Michael Duitsman, a researcher at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, tweeted:

North Korea already tested intercontinental ballistic missiles, but researchers declared them too small for delivering a heavy nuclear device halfway around the world to the continental US.

Tal Inbar, the head of the space research center at the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies called the reentry vehicle (the tip that returns to earth) on the Hwasong-15 “Amazingly HUGE.”

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