November 29, 2023

South Korea, Japan test new interceptors after North Korean missile tests

US allies move to bolster missile defense systems after committing to more robust defense coordination at recent summit

South Korea and Japan successfully tested new missile interceptor systems in separate tests in recent days, following a series of North Korean weapons tests that have sent missiles over or near its neighbors' territory and waters.

In South Korea, the military recently conducted a successful missile interception test using its long-range surface-to-air missile (L-SAM) for the first time recently, NK News confirmed.