North Korea Tests Four Anti-Ship Missiles

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On June 8, North Korea test-fired four missiles believed to be short-range, antiship cruise missiles. The launch took place from Wonsan, Gangwon Province, on the country’s east coast. According to the South Korean military, the test missiles flew about 200 km before falling in the East Sea. Analysts note that this range is notably longer than DPRK’s standard KN-01, and are therefore unsure as to whether this is an improved KN-01, one without a payload, or a variant of the Russian Kh-35, which North Korea first displayed in 2014.

North Korea has launched 16 missiles in 10 tests so far in 2017, and Thursday’s test was the fourth since new South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office in May.