North Korea has tested a new long-range cruise missile, the Korean Central Telegraph Agency said. The missiles hit targets at a distance of 1.5 thousand km and flew for 7580 seconds.
According to the DPRK, the development of a new type of missile was carried out for two years. The tests took place on September 11 and 12. In particular, engine thrust tests, flight tests and others were carried out.
“The development of this weapons system, which has been promoted … under the special attention of the Central Committee of the party, is of strategic importance, since it is another effective deterrent that allows us to reliably ensure the security of our state,” the CTAC said (quoted by Ryonghap “). It is noted that the technical characteristics of the rocket “meet the design requirements.” TsTAK writes that the new missiles are “a strategic weapon that is extremely important.”
In August, the DPRK severed ties with South Korea in response to joint military maneuvers with the United States. Pyongyang called the exercise “madness” and a rehearsal for an invasion of the North, while South Korean President Moon Jae-in was accused of “betrayal.”
More details – in the material of “Kommersant” “DPRK maneuvered in a standard way.”