May 20, 2024

North Korea launched cruise and anti-aircraft missiles on Friday: State media

First such tests since February come amid joint US-ROK air force drills, though leader Kim Jong Un not reported present

North Korea conducted “regular” tests of new cruise and anti-aircraft missiles on Friday, according to state media, the first such launches in over two months.

“The DPRK Missile Administration has conducted a power test of a super-large warhead designed for the ‘Hwasal-1Ra-3’ strategic cruise missile … in the West Sea of Korea in the afternoon of April 19” from a transporter erector launcher (TEL) vehicle, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday.

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