December 08, 2021

North Korea hails a ‘successful’ SLBM test from submarine

New submarine-launched ballistic missile can exploit US, South Korean and other missile defense systems, expert says

North Korea tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Tuesday, according to state-run media on Wednesday.

The state media report comes a day after South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff assessed that North Korea launched one SLBM from waters in the Sinpho area of South Hamgyong Province, where a large shipyard is located.