Projectiles with six times the speed of sound flew about 430 km.
In the DPRK, during military exercises on Friday, January 14, two tactical guided missiles were launched from railway platforms that hit a given target in the Sea of Japan.
This was reported on January 15 by the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA).
It is noted that test firing took place to “assess the actual combat capability of the railway missile regiment of North Pyongan Province.”
“The railway landing missile regiment received an order to fire from the KPA General Staff on the morning of January 14 without prior warning, quickly moved to a specific firing point and hit a stationary target with two tactical guided missiles,” the message says.
Meanwhile, the South Korean military said the North Korean projectiles traveled about 430 kilometers at an altitude of 36 kilometers, and their maximum speed was six times the speed of sound, Yonhap writes.
According to observers, these are missiles of the KN-23 type, created like the Russian mobile ballistic missile Iskander.
This is the third show of power by North Korea this year. Recall that the DPRK has already twice launched a ballistic missile in the direction of the Sea of Japan.