North Korea releases image of 31 October weapon test

01 November 2019

An image released by North Korea's state-run media shows that the weapon system the country tested on 31 October was the same 'super-large multiple rocket launcher [MRL]' it tested on both 10 September and 24 August.

Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on 1 November that the "successful" test-firings, which were carried out by the Academy of Defence Science, served to verify what it referred to as "the security of [the] launchers' continuous fire system".

The media outlet, which quoted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as expressing satisfaction with the weapon test, claimed that the new MRL would be capable of "totally destroying" a "group target of the enemy and designated target area" in a surprise strike.

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