North Korea has again conducted missile test launches in the Sea of Japan. This time, the DPRK has tested strategic cruise missiles carried by the 8.24 Yongung submarine.
What is known
The DPRK said the Sinpo-class 8.24 Yongung submarine fired two strategic missiles. The goal was to test weapons systems and practice offensive operations.
If North Korean claims are to be believed, the two missiles traveled 1,500 km in 28 minutes and hit maritime targets in the Sea of Japan. At the same time, the United States and the Republic of Korea claim that the figures differ from those reported by the DPRK. In general, a range of 1500 km is enough to destroy American military bases in Japan.
The launch of two missiles from the 8.24 Yongung submarine is seen as a show of force as the US and Republic of Korea joint exercises are approaching, which will be the largest in the last 5 years. They will start today, March 13th.
Source: Yonhap News