N.Korea: Kim Jong Un oversees new guided weapon system test
The North Korean leader commended scientists and researchers while instructing them on furthering the country's defense capabilities.
According to North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a new tactical guided weapon system.
The South Korean Yonhap agency quoted the KCNA saying the "test-fire was carried out successfully."
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While watching the test-firing, Kim Jong Un congratulated his country's scientists and experts and provided orders to significantly strengthen North Korea's defense capabilities and nuclear battle forces, according to KCNA.
KCNA emphasized that the weapon system is "of great significance in drastically improving the firepower of the frontline long-range artillery units and enhancing the efficiency in the operation of tactical nukes of the DPRK [North Korea] and diversification of their firepower missions."
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According to Yonhap, those who witnessed the test in South Korea reported that the new artillery system is modeled after Russian Iskander missiles.
Meanwhile, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced on Sunday morning that North Korea launched two missiles from the Hamhung region toward the Sea of Japan on Saturday, covering a distance of approximately 110 kilometers (68 miles) and reaching a maximum height of 25 kilometers (15.5 miles).