March 21, 2023

North Korea fires sub-launched ballistic missile

North conducts missile launch days after Kim Jong Un sanctioned by U.S.

North Korea conducted a launch of a Pukkuksong-1 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off its east coast late Saturday morning, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported.

The North launched a single Pukkuksong-1 SLBM (also known as the KN-11 by the United States and South Korea) from a Sinpo-class (a.k.a. Gorae-class) submarine in the waters of the Sea of Japan (known in Korea as the East Sea) near Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province, at around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.