On 11 Sep, North Korea, has successfully tested its new long-range cruise missile that has the potential to hit Japan. It is the country’s first weapon with a nuclear capability.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), is the news agency based in north Korea, established on December 5,1946. The KCNA reported on Monday the cruise missiles, which had been under development for two years, has ability to fly 1500 km (932 miles) for 126 minutes before hitting the targets. Including figure of 8 patterns-above North Korea and its territorial waters to hit their targets.
What is a cruise missile?
A cruise missile is like little airplanes, used against terrestrial targets, that remains in the atmosphere and flies in a constant speed. These missiles are capable of travelling at supersonic and high subsonic speed.
Hanham, is the unitary authority of south East, said, “They can go into valleys where radars would not see them without any problem”. It would be a significantly more troublesome issue for South Korea and Japan to screen.
The cruise missile was first developed by the United States and Soviet Union also known as U.S.S.R.
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R), is a socialist state that spanned Europe and Asia from 1922 to 1991. It’s a federal union of multiple nations of 15 Soviet socialist republics (S.S.R): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgiziya, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
KCNA said that the test-terminating was fruitful and was the consequence of two years of preliminary work and exploration.
Trial of missile parts, scores of motors, ground push tests, different flight tests, control and direction tests, warhead power tests, etc, were conducted positively. All these tests of the long-range cruise missiles were observed by senior North Korean officials.
The public authority said that the improvement of the long-range journey rockets was a “strategic missile of great significance” that met the objective of the five-year plan for the advancement of safeguard science and the weapon systems.
The DPRK, Democratic people’s republic of Korea, continuing emphasis in developing its military program and fears that poses to its neighbour and the international community. The DPRK, is a nation in East Asia, establishing in the northern part of Korea.
On March 25,2021, North Korea also carried out the test launch of two upgraded KN-23 short-range ballistic missiles, which has the ability to fly over 400 km.
What are the tech problems?
A new long-range cruise missiles possibly expand North Korea’s capacities to attack its Asian rivals, said, Lee Choon Geun, a missile specialist and a researcher at South Korea’s Science and Technology Policy Institute. The weapons are slow, even compare from the standard of missiles, covering approximately 200 meters (218 yards) per second.
“South Korea likely has the most impenetrable air Défense network on the planet, however, it will still be difficult for South Korea, to respond if North Korea fires there, low-flying short-range missiles, submarine-launched missiles and cruise missiles-in huge numbers at the same time, “Lee said.