North Korea developed a new “ballistic control” system for projectiles used in multiple rocket launchers, according to state media.
The new weapon development in North Korea was successfully tested by the Academy of Defense Sciences and consists of 240 millimeter caliber projectiles, according to the KCNA agency.
The “controllable” projectiles and their “ballistic control system” mean “a qualitative change for the many rocket-launching forces of our army,” said the North’s propaganda outlet.
This technical development will allow us to re-evaluate the current strategy for this type of projectiles, which may have greater importance in war situations, according to KCNA.
The announcement comes a day after South Korean forces detected rocket launches heading into the Yellow Sea from North Korea’s west coast, information that Seoul has decided not to make public, a military source said. of South Korea told local agency Yonhap today.
Distance and accuracy can be increased
This is the first time the North claims to have successfully conducted a test with “controllable” 240 millimeter projectiles, something that if true could increase the potential range and accuracy of this type. of North Korea’s weapons.
In January last year, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un discussed a new model of 600 millimeter multiple rocket launcher as a weapon capable of equipping tactical nuclear warheads.
Las tension on the Korean peninsula They have been fueled by the North’s continued weapons tests, which in recent weeks have included launching cruise missiles from sea and land and artillery fire into waters near the inter-Korean maritime border.
This is in line with a larger reconciliation between Pyongyang and Moscow and with Washington and its allies accusing North Korea of providing weapons to Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.