South Korea succeeded in testing its submarine-launched ballistic missile underwater on Wednesday, becoming the seventh country in the world to possess such weaponry, the country's presidential office said. The underwater launch was held at a local test center of the Agency for Defense Development with major government
"Being equipped with SLBM is very meaningful in terms of securing deterrence against omnidirectional threats, and is expected to play a big role in achieving self-reliant national security and a permanent peace regime on the Korean Peninsula,"
Posted 2021-09-15, Go to Source Kyodo
Photo: In this image taken from video provided by the South Korea Defense Ministry, South Korea's first underwater-launched ballistic missile is test-fired from a 3,000-ton-class submarine at an undisclosed location in the waters of South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The rival Koreas test-launched ballistic missiles hours apart from each other on Wednesday in a display of military assets that came amid a faltering diplomatic push to strip North Korea of its nuclear program. South Korea's presidential office said it conducted its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test on Wednesday afternoon. It said a domestically built missile fired from a 3,000-ton-class submarine flew a previously set distance before hitting a designated target.
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