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New variant of anti-tank guided weapon tested in North Korea
New variant of anti-tank guided weapon tested in North Korea
New ATGM claimed to have increased penetrating power and accuracy, "longest range" in the world
March 11th, 2016

Imagery released by North Korean state media on February 27 shows Kim Jong Un reviewing the testing of an upgraded type of anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) and its effects on a main battle tank as well as a concrete structure. The new missile is claimed to have increased range, penetrating power and accuracy over its predecessor, and is supposedly the longest-ranged system of its type in the world.

Although media outlets were quick to tie the designator Bulsae-3 to the missile, the system in question is actually still the older Bulsae-2. However, it appears an upgraded missile has been developed which is compatible with the same launcher, likely developed after Kim Jong Un reviewed the performance of the older missile in February 2014. As the designation Bulsae-2 is most likely tied to the entire missile complex (as opposed to just the launcher or the missile), the Bulsae-3 is presumed to be a wholly novel development.

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