North Korea fired multiple anti-ship cruise missiles from its east coast early on Thursday morning. The missiles flew for 200 kilometers before splashing down in international waters in the Sea of Japan, according to the South Korean military sources.
“North Korea fired several unidentified projectiles, assumed to be short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles, this morning in the direction of the East Sea from the vicinity of Wonsan, Gangwon Province,” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, according to Yonhap. “The flight distance is around 200 km.”
Pyongyang will likely release images and video footage of the test, which appears to have been a success, on Friday morning, but from the available data, it is likely that the missiles may have been the new land-based version of North Korea’s Kumsong-3/ KN-01, a variant of Kh-35 (SS-N-25).
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