North Korea says it test-launched new SLBM on 19 October

by Gabriel Dominguez & Mark Cazalet

Images released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) indicate that Pyongyang tested what appears to have been a new short-range submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on 19 October.

The weapon's design appears to be similar to that of the 9M723 missile series used by the Russian-made Iskander short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) system. According to KCNA the “new SLBM type”, a model of which appears to have been unveiled at a defence exhibition held on 11 October in Pyongyang, was test-launched by the country's Academy of Defence Science from the same submarine – referred to as ‘8.24 Yongung

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Images released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) indicate that Pyongyang tested what appears...

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