Kim Jong-un’s new nuke launcher seen on satellite photo ahead of October parade

Kim Jong-un ’s secret new nuclear missile, which is said to be capable of obliterating any city on the US mainland, may have been caught on camera.

North Korea experts 38 North say the image taken by a commercial satellite on Tuesday appears to show a launcher for North Korea 's Hwasong-15 ballistic missile – a weapon that can reportedly carry a 1,000-kilogram payload over 8,000 miles.

While details of the weapon’s capabilities remain closely guarded, several NATO countries including the United Kingdom and France, also lie within the missile's predicted range.

"While imagery resolution is insufficient to determine exactly what the vehicle is, relative size and shape suggests that it may be a transporter-erector-launcher (TEL) for a large missile," the group said.

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They add: “the change in colouring going toward the cab suggests that there may be a missile on the transporter, and the light colour may represent the missile or a light-colour tarp draped over the missile airframe.”

While the launcher could be a different kind of vehicle that’s "unlikely in this particular location and circumstance” says 38 North.

The same satellite image reveals some 50 large troop formations around the monster missile.

In other satellite images of the North Korean capital, thousands can be seen practising for a rally, and spelling out huge phrases with choreographed placards such as: “Heroic Youth,” and “100 Battles, 100 Victories.”

While North Korea does not publicly confirm its military parades in advance, preparations elsewhere in Pyongyang are indicative of a huge large military parade is planned for the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea on October 10.

North Korea watchers suspect that Kim will want to show off his Doomsday weapon at the parade.

North Korea has not shown any of its most powerful ballistic missiles at a military parade since early in 2018

When the Hwasong-15 was first tested at the end of 2017, North Korean State TV broadcast a photo of Kim's signed order where he wrote: "Test launch is approved.

"Taking place at the daybreak of November 29! Fire with courage for the party and country!"

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