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North Korea launches new barrage of missiles

17th October 2022 - 00:40 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


Kim Jong-un oversees yet another SRBM test in North Korea, as he burnishes his credentials as ‘rocket man’. (KCNA)

To date, North Korea has launched 15 ballistic and cruise missiles in a three-week period in its latest ill-tempered demonstration of belligerence.

North Korea fired a volley of 13 ballistic missiles and two cruise missiles from 25 September to 14 October, demonstrating that the country has a large stock of missiles and that it misses being the focus of international attention.

The spurt of weapon launches commenced with the firing of a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) based on the nuclear-capable KN-23. What was novel about this launch was that it occurred from underwater in a reservoir.

Indeed, the country’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) described it as ‘a ballistic missile launching drill under the simulation of loading tactical nuclear warheads at

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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