According to North Korean media, Pyongyang tested an innovative submarine-launched missile systems. The launch became North Korea’s first of its kind since 2019. The launch comes amid discussions between Japan, South Korea, and the US in Washington.
North Korea’s Academy of Defense Science said Tuesday’s test went off without a hitch and proved the missile’s “advanced control guidance technologies,”According to Korea Central News Agency (KCNA),
The new missile “will greatly contribute to the advancement of the nation’s defense technology and the improvement of the navy’s underwater operation capabilities,”According to the academy.
The State Media also published a number of photos claiming to show the Oct 19 launch. These included shots showing a munition rising from the water in multiple shots and the sub which it was allegedly launched.
Although Pyongyang conducted a number of missile testing in the recent months, its SLBM system are not seen as often. The last officially acknowledged launch was October 2019. The North Korean Navy fired a Pukguksong-3 ballistic missile from its underwater platform. It flew 450km (27 miles), reached a maximum altitude 910km (565 mi), and crashed back into the ocean.
Washington’s envoy to North Korea, Sung Kim, condemned the recent missile tests during a trilateral meeting with counterparts from Seoul and Tokyo on Tuesday, demanding that Pyongyang “refrain from further provocations and engage in sustained and substantive dialogue.”Fumio Kishida (Japan Prime Minister) deemed these tests to be completed earlier. “very regrettable,”While the South Korean military claimed it would carry out a “thorough analysis”The launches
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