The Korean Army's Joint Chiefs of Staff announced on the 2nd that North Korea launched a ballistic missile from the eastern Gangwon-do near Wonsan to the Sea of Japan at around 7:11 am. The National Security Council (NSC) of Cheong Wa Dae said, “There is a high possibility that it was a test fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM),” he said.
A Japanese official at the Ministry of Defense also said that the SLBM may have been launched. There is information that it may have been fired offshore.
According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, the maximum altitude of the missile was about 910 km and dropped about 450 km away. It is estimated that it is a series of medium-range ballistic missiles “Arctic Stars”. In order to intentionally shorten the flight distance, it may have been launched higher than normal altitude.
If it is the launch of SLBM, August 24, 2016, since the launch from the Sea of Japan off the south coast of Hangkyung Namdo Sinpo. Ballistic missile launches from submarines are a threat to security for countries concerned because they are difficult to detect signs of attack and are highly surprised.
South Korea ’s Minister of Defense, Jingjing Doo, announced at the Korean Parliament that he requested Japan to share information based on the Japan-Korea Military Information Comprehensive Protection Agreement (GSOMIA). The Korean government notified Japan of the destruction of GSOMIA in August, but it is valid until it expires on November 23.
On the other hand, the Japanese government is 2nd morning and morning ...