North Korea today launched another "unidentified projectile" in the direction of the Sea of Japan, the South Korean army reported, just six days after proving what Pionyang described as a new hypersonic missile.
"North Korea launches unidentified projectile at East Sea (Name received by the Japan Sea in the two Koreas)," the Surkorean Surcorean General Staff (JSC) reported on a short statement on the launch, which has also been Notified by the Japanese Government.
On its website, the Japanese Coast Guard considered that "potentially" it would be a ballistic missile and that "probably" has already fallen into the water - without specifying where-, although at the same time recommended precaution to all boats in the area .
This trial arrives just six days after Pionyang proved another projectile that the regime later rated as a new hypersonic missile and that Seoul or Tokyo's detection systems cataloged in principle as "ballistic missile", after the initial problems to identify it due to Your irregular flight.
Seoul later considered "exaggerated" these statements and assured that, although the projectile showed some of the characteristics of a hypersonic missile, it can not be qualified technically as such and that Pionyang "has to be done with technology for a hypersonic flight vehicle."
In any case, the tactical weapons that has been testing Pionyang since 2019, together with another that already qualified as its first hypersonic missile and testified in September of last year (the Hwasong-8), have been difficult to detect accurately for Seoul , Tokyo or Washington when drawing non-ballistic trajectories that allow to overcome radars and anti-missile shields.
Today is the second launch as a test that he performs this year North Korea and comes ten days after the Kim Jong leader pronounced a speech in which he underlined the need to strengthen the country's defenses and in which At the same time, he avoided sending a reconciliatory message to Seoul or Washington.
Dialogue on denuclearization between North Korean and Americans remains stagnant from the unsuccessful Hanoi Summit almost three years ago.Updated Date: 11 January 2022, 02:41