North Korea tests new weapons system to improve effectiveness of tactical nuclear weapons

Eva Deschamps / April 17, 2022

Pyongyang continues its provocations. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the test firing of a new weapons system that will increase the effectiveness of its tactical nuclear weapons, state media reported Sunday, April 17.
The launch is the latest in an unprecedented series of sanctions-busting weapons tests this year, including the firing of a full-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last month.
The new tactical guided weapon is of great importance in radically improving the firepower of long-range artillery units and enhancing the effectiveness of tactical nuclear weapons operation, the official KCNA news agency said. It added that the test was successful, without specifying the exact date or location of the test firing.
The South Korean armed forces said they detected two projectiles launched late Saturday that flew 110 km at an altitude of 25 km with a speed of about Mach 4. The United States said it was aware of the North Korean statement about the test and was monitoring the situation, a Pentagon spokesman said.
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