South Korea conducted a successful test of ballistic missiles such as Hyunmoo a range of up to 800 kilometers. On Thursday, April 6, said the Agency “Yonhap”, citing sources in the Ministry of defence of the country.
The launch took place at the test site in Engine at the Institute for defence studies Ministry of defence. Launch date not specified. The test was attended by the defense Minister Han Min GU.
As noted, the range of this ballistic missiles cover the entire territory of North Korea.
On 5 April it was reported that North Korea launched in the sea of Japan “unidentified missile” from the area of the port city of Shinpo on the East coast of the country. She flew about 60 kilometers. Pacific command of the US Armed forces (USPACOM) classified the object as a medium-range missile KN-15.
The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov said that the launch of a ballistic missile of the DPRK constitutes a threat to the security of the Russian Far East. According to him, part of the aerospace defence forces were put in high alert.
In early March, North Korea launched several missiles to practice strikes on us bases in Japan. The test coincided with the holding of joint military exercises in South Korea and the United States.
In February it was reported that the Republic of Korea is studying the possibility of launching ballistic missiles as a retaliatory measure to the test of the DPRK. It was about the small arms range Hyunmoo-2A (capable of hitting targets at a distance of 300 kilometers) or Hyunmoo-2B extended range (500 kilometers). Not excluded also the testing of missiles with a blast radius of up to 800 kilometers.
In 2016, North Korea had more than 20 launches of ballistic missiles and two nuclear tests. These actions violate the resolutions of the UN security Council.