DPRK confirms test firing another ballistic missile

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/5/30 7:30:12

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Tuesday confirmed it successfully test fired another ballistic missile on Monday, the third in one month, according to official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The report said the missile was a medium-range rocket launched from a mobile pad vehicle "through a precision control guidance system."

DPRK supreme leader Kim Jong Un guided the test fire, said the report.

The test-fire was aimed at "verifying the technological indices of the new-type precision guided ballistic rocket capable of making ultra-precision strike on the enemies' objects at any area," according to the report.

A new caterpillar pad vehicle carrying the missile was also tested this time in the launch after it joined a military parade last month for the first time.

"The ballistic rocket flew toward the east sky where the day broke and correctly hit a planned target point with deviation of seven meters after flying over the middle shooting range," said the KCNA.

South Korea and US media reports said the missile was a "Scud" missile, capable of hitting targets 500 km away and it fell into the Sea of Japan after flying six minutes.

DPRK successfully test fired a long, medium-range ballistic missile capable of hitting targets 4,500 km away for the first time two weeks ago. Another medium-range ballistic missile was also test fired with success last week.

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