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North Korea's Missile Peak Altitude reaches 100km Possible to launch 'new weapon' elevation

2019-08-24T03:35:06.268Z

The Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea had detected a maximum altitude of 97 km, a flight of about 380 km, and a maximum speed of Mach 6. 5 from the two projectiles shot from the Sundeok area in South Hamgyong Province.



The Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea had detected a maximum altitude of 97 km, a flight of about 380 km, and a maximum speed of Mach 6.5 or higher on two projectiles shot from the south coast of Seondeok, South Hamgyong Province.

Hammcham said, "Our military has captured two unknown projectiles today, estimated to be short-range ballistic missiles fired by the North from the Sundeok area of ​​South Hamgyong Province, around 6:45 am and 7: 2 am." Explained.

In light of these flight characteristics, military authorities have defined the projectile as a short-range ballistic missile.

North Korea's ballistic missile launch is a violation of the UN Security Council sanctions, regardless of range.

On May 27, 2017, North Korea launched a surface-to-air interceptor guided weapon system, estimated to be KN-06, in Seondeok, South Hamgyong Province.

On April 1, 2016, we also fired three surface-to-air guns in the area.

The US-US intelligence agency is currently analyzing the specific type of coal.

Military experts say it is possible that North Korea has launched one of the three new weapon sets that it has introduced since May.

The peak altitude of 97km is the highest among North Korea's nine launches this year.

The missiles detected earlier ranged from 25 (August 2) to 60 km (May 4) and ranged from 240 (May 4) to 600 km (July 25).

Military officials say it is possible that the projectiles were launched at high altitudes, but that the peak altitude has changed dramatically, making it difficult to rule out other types of bombs.

North Korea has fired at least five KN-23s this year, called the North Korean Iskander, and launched a projectile on 31 December and 2 this month, calling it a new large-caliber piloted artillery.

On the 10th and 16th of this month, they launched a series of new short-range ballistic missiles called North Korea's Ataekims.

Experts have observed that the new large-caliber pilots or the North Korean version of Ataekims have been tested twice so far, so additional test firings are needed for actual deployment.

The military is now closely monitoring the trends and maintaining a strong readiness.

Meanwhile, Defense Minister Chung Kyung-du, who was on vacation with President Park Han-gi, has already detected North Korea's missile launches and returns to the situation room immediately after the launch, responding to the situation.

Source: sbskr

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