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North Korea says it examined NEW sort of submarine-launched ballistic missile with ‘superior’ steerage & management system

North Korea says it tested NEW type of submarine-launched ballistic missile with ‘advanced’ guidance & control system


Pyongyang has examined a novel submarine-launched missile system, North Korean state media stated. The launch turned North Korea’s first of its form since 2019. It comes amid talks between the US, South Korea and Japan in Washington.

North Korea’s Academy of Protection Science stated Tuesday’s check went off with no hitch and proved the missile’s “superior management steerage applied sciences,” in keeping with the state-run Korean Central Information Company (KCNA).

The brand new missile “will enormously contribute to the development of the nation’s protection know-how and the development of the navy’s underwater operation capabilities,” academy stated.

State media additionally launched a collection of images purporting to indicate the October 19 launch, with a munition seen rising from the ocean in a number of photographs, in addition to the sub from which it was allegedly launched.

Whereas Pyongyang has performed a collection of missile exams in current months, its SLBM methods are seen a lot much less steadily, with the final publicly acknowledged check launch happening in October 2019. That check noticed the North Korean navy hearth a Pukguksong-Three missile from an underwater platform, flying 450km (279 miles) to a most altitude of 910 km (565 miles) earlier than crashing again down into the ocean.

Washington’s envoy to North Korea, Sung Kim, condemned the current missile exams throughout a trilateral assembly with counterparts from Seoul and Tokyo on Tuesday, demanding that Pyongyang “chorus from additional provocations and interact in sustained and substantive dialogue.” Earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida deemed the exams “very regrettable,” whereas the South Korean navy stated it might conduct a “thorough evaluation” of the launches.

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