North Korea tested a new underwater nuclear attack drone this week in response to U.S.-South Korean military drills, North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency said on Friday. From Tuesday to Thursday, the North Korean military deployed and tested this new weapon system, whose mission is to "produce a large-scale radioactive tsunami" by underwater explosion and destroy ships and ports. enemies, according to KCNA received in Seoul.
"This underwater nuclear attack drone can be deployed to any coast or port and towed by a surface ship," KCNA reported. North Korea had fired several cruise missiles on Wednesday, according to the South Korean army, which is currently conducting large-scale joint exercises with the United States.
North Korea views all such exercises as rehearsals for an invasion of its territory and has repeatedly warned that it will respond to them in a "massive" manner. The new launches and tests come about a week after Pyongyang test-fired its most powerful missile, the Hwasong-17, its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test in 2023.