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North Korea may be developing ‘aircraft carrier killer’ missiles

North Korea may be developing 'aircraft carrier killer' missiles 0
North Korea may be developing 'aircraft carrier killer' missiles 0

North Korea is developing ‘aircraft carrier killer’ missiles

North Korea’s short-range missile test launch on May 29.

North Korea announced on May 30 that it had developed a vehicle that can attack moving targets at sea with high accuracy, according to Yonhap.

The statement came after Pyongyang test-launched a short-range missile from the east coast, flying about 450 kilometers and then falling into the Sea of Japan.

Pyongyang says it halved the missile’s range for testing, meaning the missile has a range of about 1,000 kilometers, about the same as a Scud-ER missile.

Observing this test launch, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un compared the missile to a `sniper rifle` because of its ability to attack targets on land and at sea, including warships.

According to South Korean military experts, North Korea’s pursuit of a plan to develop anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM), commonly known as `aircraft carrier killers`, is not a secret, in the context of

North Korea observers believe that after the successful test launch of the Pukguksong-2 medium-range ballistic missile with a range of nearly 5,000 km, Pyongyang is focusing on perfecting intercontinental ballistic missile technology, strengthening

South Korean experts were impressed with North Korea’s statement that their missile only missed the target by 7 meters.

However, to hit warships moving at sea, North Korean missiles need to be equipped with modern sensor systems or high-performance guidance systems that can update target data during flight.

ASBM missile warheads not only need a global positioning system but also modern guidance equipment, while North Korea did not mention these systems in its May 30 statement.

`Due to the lack of satellites and long-range reconnaissance systems, North Korea faces many difficulties in controlling ASBM missiles. To overcome this, Pyongyang has actively developed new sensors to improve accuracy.

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