South Korea says North Korea fired five KN-02-type self-propelled short-range missiles (Figure)
Data Figure: Western media production, North Korea NK-02 to-ground tactical missile diagram
Table: South Korean media said North Korea fired short-range missiles Xinhua News Agency issued five
SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Xinhua correspondent classes Wei DPRK), according to South Korean media reported North Korea in the East Coast 12 fired five mobile-surface short-range missiles.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted government sources reported that North Korea on the 12th throughout North Road in Chatham County Musudan flower bed in the south and the east coast between Wonsan Gangwon-do region, a series of mobile launchers fired five KN-02 type-surface short-range missiles.
the sources said North Korea had been announced that from June 10 to 20 designated areas in the East and West coasts to prohibit vessel traffic area. According to South Korean military sources, the North Korean missile launch has the potential to routine military training, may also be to attract the attention of the “demonstration of force.” The name of the military source said: “KN-02 missiles as a new short-range missiles, North Korea may be improved in their performance after the test.”
reported that North Korea KN-02 missiles range of about 120 km for the former Soviet SS-21 type-surface short-range missiles improved. The use of solid fuel, the type of missiles easier storage and transportation, and faster than liquid-fuel missile launch faster. Currently deployed into combat KN-02 missile was in April 2007, created to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army military parade held on the first show. South Korean media reported North Korea had KN-02 missiles had been tested 12 times.