DPRK Test-Fires New Type Of Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

PYONGYANG, Oct 20 (NNN-KCNA) – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) “successfully” conducted the test-firing of a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) yesterday, the official News Agency reported today.

The report said, the test-launch was conducted by the DPRK’s Academy of Defence Science, yesterday morning.

“The new SLBM will greatly contribute to our country’s defence technology advancement and the Navy’s underwater operational capabilities,” the report said.

South Korea’s military said yesterday that, Pyongyang fired a short-range missile, believed to be an SLBM from the vicinity of Sinpo, where its main submarine shipyard is located, adding, it flew about 590 kilometres at a top altitude of around 60 kilometres, according to a report by South Korean Yonhap news agency.

This is the eighth known major missile test by the DPRK so far this year, Yonhap reported.

– NNN-KCNA

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