August 14, 2022

South Korea tested at least one SLBM earlier this week, Seoul confirms

ROK forces previously tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile in September last year

South Korea tested at least one submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) earlier this week to bolster its defense capabilities, the defense ministry told NK News on Friday.

The ROK military last tested an SLBM in September, in what South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in described as “the reinforcement of our missile capabilities” and “clear deterrent to North Korea’s provocations.”