North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen the test-firing of a new weapon system that will increase the effectiveness of his tactical nuclear weapons, state media said on Sunday, capping anniversary celebrations. of the founder of the country. The launch is the latest in an unprecedented series of sanctions-busting weapons tests this year, including the firing of a full-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last month. The new tactical guided weapon “is of great importance in radically improving the firepower of long-range artillery units and enhancing the efficiency of the exploitation of tactical nuclear weapons”, the official news agency said. KCNA.

KCNA added that the test was successful, without specifying the exact date or the place where this test firing was carried out. The South Korean armed forces headquarters said it detected two projectiles launched late Saturday, which flew a distance of 110km at 25km altitude with a speed of about Mach 4. The United States said it was “aware” of the North Korean statement about the test and that they were monitoring the situation, a Pentagon spokesman said.

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