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Pyongyang launches another ballistic missile, possibly an SLBM

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North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the East Sea Tuesday morning, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

The JCS said that “one unidentified ballistic missile” was launched at around 10:17 a.m. from the vicinity of North Korea’s eastern port city of Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province, toward the East Sea.

No further details on the launch were immediately available.

There is a possibility that the missile launch could be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) based on the location it was fired from. A naval base is located in Sinpo.

American, Japanese and South Korean Military officials are analyzing the range, altitude and type of missile.

 

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Umair Aslam

Umair Aslam is a Founding Editor at Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defence journalist reporting on military modernization programs, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control and the South Asian Arms race. He has been extensively quoted in international publications such as the ‘EurAsian Times’.
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Umair Aslam
Umair Aslam is a Founding Editor at Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defence journalist reporting on military modernization programs, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control and the South Asian Arms race. He has been extensively quoted in international publications such as the ‘EurAsian Times’.

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