Recent launches revealed as surface-to-surface missile
Tests show Pyongyang successfully increased range of already-accurate missile
North Korean state media on Friday published photographs of the country’s recent missile launch which show that the weapon was a surface-to-surface missile, specifically the KN-02, the North Korean version of the Russian-made OTR-21 Tochka.
This means that the weapon in the August 14 test – and likely in other recent tests – was not the 300mm KN-09 multiple rocket launcher (MRL) as some sources have reported. This also reveals that North Korea has successfully improved the capabilities of this missile, particularly its maximum range.
MISSILE IN THE PHOTOS
The photographs released by the North
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