Three RC-135S Cobra Balls were airborne during launch of Hwasong-15

The Omaha World-Herald reports that three RC-135S Cobra Ball spy planes were airborne during the time North Korea test-fired the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile.

RC-135S COBRA BALL in flight
By U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Cobra Ball is equipped with special electro-optical instruments designed to observe ballistic missile flights at long range.

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