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ROK submarine fires SLBM for first time
A South Korean submarine successfully fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) for the first time last week.
ROKS Dosan Ahn Chang-ho undertook an underwater ejection test, the Yonhap News Agency noted on 7 September. However, the Ministry of National Defense refused to confirm or even comment on the test.
The event was expected after a similar test was conducted from an underwater barge in July. It is unknown whether the latest underwater ejection completed a full launch cycle and missile flight at this stage.
More tests will be conducted before the Hyunmoo-family SLBM is approved for series production. South Korea …
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