New North Korean ballistic missile poses problem for Western missile defenses

According to the statements of the South Korean Chief of Staff, corroborating the official announcements of the North Korean authorities, the ballistic missiles used by North Korea during the tests which took place on July 25, are of a new type. Recall that according to North Korea, these shots are the consequence of the announcement of upcoming joint United States South Korea exercises to be held in September. Indeed, the missiles would have had a flight trajectory comparable to that of the Russian Iskander missiles, identified by NATO by the SS-26 Stone code, with a long trajectory in apogee at 50 km altitude, the missiles having traveled, during the test, a distance of 600 km before disappearing into the Sea of ​​Japan.


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