North Korea tests “super-large” rocket launcher: what we learned
The incredible testing activity this month by Pyongyang raises questions about what April might bring
Kim Jong Un’s busy March has kept its momentum. Two KN-25 close-range ballistic missiles (CRBMs) were launched from near the eastern North Korean city of Wonsan on Sunday, March 29, in what marked the seventh and eighth missile live-firings this year from North Korea.
According to South Korean authorities, the missiles each flew around 230 kilometers into the East Sea/Sea of Japan and exhibited an apogee of around 30 kilometers—a depressed trajectory that shortens flight-time. North Korea has previously described the KN-25 as a “super large-caliber” multiple launch rocket system (MLRS).
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