CEOL – North Korea fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile on Thursday, state media KCNA reported Friday, in its latest series of weapons tests amid nuclear disarmament talks with the United States.
The test, conducted by the Academy of Defense Sciences, a military weapons developer, aimed to ensure missile launchers, radar, extensive combat command vehicles and combat effectiveness, KCNA said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have failed the test, which was overseen by Pak Jung Chan, a member of the ruling Workers’ Party’s powerful politburo and central committee.
“The overall test is of great practical significance in the study and development of various potential anti-aircraft missile systems,” the official KCNA news agency quoted the academy as saying.
South Korea, Japan and the United States generally confirm publicly immediately after North Korea’s missile launch, but did not do so for Thursday’s test, which means it may not be a major weapons test.
By Hyonhee Shin
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times