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The KCNA announcement did not say if the weapons were ballistic missiles or rocket artillery
but did say they would provide "advantageous tactical character different from existing weapons systems." According to Kim Dong-yub, who is an analyst at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, the flight data and photos from North Korea indicate that Sunday's launches are different than the short-range ballistic missiles of other recent tests.
Kim Dong-yup, a former naval officer who teaches at Seoul's Kyungnam University, said the weapons tested on Saturday could be related to the completion of North Korea's new rocket artillery
system that required multiple launches of the same kind.
The North last week conducted two test-firings of what it described as a new rocket artillery
system and conducted a short-range ballistic missile launch on July 25, which it described as a "solemn warning" to South Korea over its plans to continue military drills with the US.
North Korea has said Kim supervised the first test of the same rocket artillery
system on Wednesday.
An official from the JCS, who did not want to be named, citing office rules, told The Associated Press news agency that more analysis would be required to determine whether the projectiles were ballistic missiles or rocket artillery
An official from the JCS, who didn't want to be named, citing office rules, said more analysis would be required to determine whether the projectiles were ballistic missiles or rocket artillery
The artillerymen of the Combined Arms Army of Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan demonstrated high professionalism in the competition held for the title of the "Best rocket artillery
battalion" of the Azerbaijani Army,Trendreports referring to the Ministry of Defense of the country.
The Katyusha multiple rocket launcher is an inexpensive type of rocket artillery
that can deliver explosives to a target quicker than conventional artillery, but is less accurate.
The launch comes as the US special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, visits South Korea, and hours after the North described its firing of rocket artillery
and an apparent short-range ballistic missile on Saturday as a regular and defensive military exercise.
He is considered a pioneer in the use of rocket artillery
SANA reported that the rocket artillery
strikes caused casualties and injuries among the terrorists of Al Ezza Brigades, including the death of a leader called Mohamed Abdel Rahman al-Raey.