North Korea has tested a new type of cruise missile that could strike US and South Korean warships, North Korean state-run media said Friday.
“This new-type cruise rocket is a powerful attack means capable of striking any enemy group of battleships” attempting to attack the country and can be used “at will,” the Korean Central News Agency said.
The missiles “accurately detected and hit” floating targets at sea after making “circular flights,” according to the report.
North Korea didn’t reveal how many anti-ship missiles it had launched. However, South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong said that four short-range missiles were fired.
The projectiles were reportedly fired from the town of Wonsan and flew about 200 km before reaching targets between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
The anti-ship missiles represent the fourth new missile system that North Korea has introduced and tested this year. The new missile tests came amid US THAAD missile-defense systems deployment in South Korea.
Photo-report from the missile test: