June 04, 2023

N. Korea conducts failed BM-25 missile launch

Third test of North's intermediate-range missile fails ahead of talks by Seoul, Washington, Tokyo

North Korea test launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) early Tuesday morning according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the South's Yonhap News Agency reported.

The missile, likely of the BM-25 (a.k.a. Musudan) IRBM was fired into the Sea of Japan (known in Korea as the East Sea) from a mobile transporter erector launcher (TEL) from near the city of Wonsan in North Korea's Kangwon Province around 5:20 a.m.