World

North Korea says it tested super-large multiple rocket launcher

ANI | September 11, 2019 04:35 AM
North Korea leader Kim Jong-un

Pyongyang [North Korea], Sept 11 (ANI): North Korea on Wednesday said that it has tested a "super-large multiple rocket launcher" under the guidance of its leader Kim Jong-un.

Kim "gave field guidance to the test-fire of super-large multiple rocket launcher again on Tuesday," according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Kim also said that the latest test has finally verified the aspects related to its combat operation, characteristics of trajectory, accuracy and precise homing functions, adding the remaining step is to run a fire test "which is a most vivid character in terms of the power of multiple rocket launcher."

South Korea military has claimed that North Korea that Pyongyang launched two unidentified projectiles from its western region toward the East Sea. However, several people over social media have contended that North Korea actually fired three rockets.

"Here is something interesting. It looks like North Korea actually fired three rockets in the most recent test. In the first picture, the first rocket is being launched, and three launch tubes still have their caps. After the test (2nd & 3rd pics), only one tube appears unfired," tweeted Michael Duitsman Research Associate at Center for Nonproliferation Studies Rocket propulsion and radiological security.

Tuesday's firing was the 10th weapon test North Korea has conducted this year.

North Korea had first fired multiple short-range missiles in May, in what was an apparent frustration over the breakdown of the Hanoi summit in Vietnam in February, where the reclusive country and the US had reportedly failed to sort out their differences regarding sanction waivers. (ANI)

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Sukhbir Badal demands immediate dismissal of Kangar and Dhillon and registration of a murder case against them
Sukhbir Badal demands immediate dismissal of Kangar and Dhillon and registration of a murder case against them
Costly electricity issue an acid test for Captain-Jakhar and Gandhis: AAP
Costly electricity issue an acid test for Captain-Jakhar and Gandhis: AAP
 Jalandhar (Rural) Police busted inter-state liquor vends gang, Four held with Pistol
Jalandhar (Rural) Police busted inter-state liquor vends gang, Four held with Pistol
Chidambaram commends Punjab Assembly for taking up resolution against CAA today
Chidambaram commends Punjab Assembly for taking up resolution against CAA today
DC inaugurates six ‘she boxes’ in city for prompt redressal of complaints regarding crime against women
DC inaugurates six ‘she boxes’ in city for prompt redressal of complaints regarding crime against women
ADC (D) launches booklet on completion of 50 years of soil & water conservation department
ADC (D) launches booklet on completion of 50 years of soil & water conservation department
Cabinet Ministers Tript Bajwa and Balbir Sidhu announces grant of Rs 5 lac & 2 lac respectively to Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhawan Society
Cabinet Ministers Tript Bajwa and Balbir Sidhu announces grant of Rs 5 lac & 2 lac respectively to Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhawan Society
Awareness leads to change in mindset towards girl child: Balbir Singh Sidhu
Awareness leads to change in mindset towards girl child: Balbir Singh Sidhu
Balbir Sidhu advocates fixing of medicines' prices on salt not brand
Balbir Sidhu advocates fixing of medicines' prices on salt not brand
Capt Amarinder reiterates demand for VGF from centre for Biomass Power & Solar Hybrid Power Projects
Capt Amarinder reiterates demand for VGF from centre for Biomass Power & Solar Hybrid Power Projects
Punjab govt under Capt Amarinder Singh goes in for sweeping legal reforms to deal with crime against women & children
Punjab govt under Capt Amarinder Singh goes in for sweeping legal reforms to deal with crime against women & children
Capt Amarinder led Punjab cabinet okays enactment of water resources management ordinance
Capt Amarinder led Punjab cabinet okays enactment of water resources management ordinance