(RepublicanInformer.com)- The Associated Press reported that North Korea had conducted a test of a new tactical guided missile on Sunday.
According to the Associated Press, the new weapon will increase the country’s nuclear capacity.
In a challenge to the weak Biden Regime, Pyongyang tested 13 bombs in 2021.
North Korea test-fired the new type of tactical guided weapon to improve its nuclear battle power a day before its primary adversaries, the United States, and South Korea, begin yearly war games that the North considers as invasion rehearsals.
According to the official Korean Central News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un witnessed the weapon’s successful launch. A picture of a grinning Kim clapping his hands with military officers was released.
The weapon tested, according to KCNA, has significant importance in dramatically expanding the firepower of front-line long-range artillery units, enhancing the efficiency in the operation of (North Korea’s) tactical nukes, and diversification of their firepower tasks.
The phrase “tactical nukes” by KCNA meant the missile might carry a nuclear warhead capable of hitting key targets in South Korea, including U.S. military sites. The KCNA dispatch did not specify the launch as to when or where it took place.
According to the South Korean military, North Korea launched two missiles into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Saturday evening, marking the country’s 12th such test this year.
On Sunday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the rockets were shot from North Korea’s Hamhung region at about 6 p.m. According to the statement, the missiles flew roughly 110 kilometers (68.3 miles) at 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) at a maximum speed of Mach 4.0 or below.
The ICBM was claimed to be North Korea’s most powerful ever, though missile specialists and a South Korean military official later said it was a less sophisticated weapon than initially thought.
The tests might serve a variety of goals, including sending a message to North Koreans that their country is powerful despite their apparent economic hardships.
Kim may be under pressure “to show off his successes,” according to Lee Sang-Hyun, head of the South Korean think tank Sejong Institute. Many critical anniversaries fall in April, giving them the chance to show off their country’s missile and nuclear capabilities to the rest of the world.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Kim Jong Un’s reign and the 110th anniversary of the birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il Sung — one of the most significant anniversaries on the North Korean calendar.