SEOUL, (BM) – DPRK authorities launched several anti-ship air-to-ground cruise missiles in the Sea of Japan. This was announced by the Committee of Chiefs of Staff of South Korea on April 14, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
According to the South Korean agency, the launch was made in the area of the coastal city of Munchon at 07:00 in the morning. The missiles were launched by North Korean air force fighters, flew about 150 km and fell into the water.
“The military of the Republic of Korea maintains a high level of preparedness by continuing to monitor the situation and possible new missile launches,” the headquarters said.
Since the beginning of 2020, this is the fifth missile launch from the territory of the DPRK towards the Sea of Japan.
On March 2, the DPRK launched two shells in the direction of the Sea of Japan, on March 9 – the launch of various types of short-range missiles, and on March 21 – the test of new tactical guided missiles. Prior to this, North Korea launched two large-caliber MLRS shells on November 28, 2019.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that on March 29 the leaders around the World criticized North Korea, which launches while “the whole world is having difficulty” because of the coronavirus, and called for an immediate end to such actions.
Recall that on March 30 North Korea has tested an extra-heavy, multi-shot launcher.
It is noted that the test was conducted to once again verify the tactical and technical characteristics of the launcher, which will be delivered to the units of the Korean people’s army.
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