Kim had previously said that the missile tests would be an 'inescapable distress' to the enemies as he attended the launch test of a new large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket
system last Wednesday.
2, involved a new "multiple launch guided rocket
system." UN Security Council resolutions ban North Korea from launching ballistic missiles of any kind.
joint drill come amid North Korea's test launches of short-range ballistic missiles and what it has described as a "newly developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket
system," on July 25 and 31 and Aug.
South Korea's military had also concluded the weapons North Korea tested on Wednesday are ballistic missiles and maintained its assessment even after the North described them as a newly developed "large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket
The North Korean outlet claims Pyongyang's firing of its "newly-developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket
system early on Friday morning" was carried out to "examine" its air performance and measure its ability to control the missiles.
Yonhap news agency cited a Korean Central News Agency report stating that the firing of "newly-developed large-calibre multiple launch guided rocket
system early in the Friday morning" was "aimed to examine" its capabilities, such as flight performance and track control capability.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), expressed satisfaction overseeing the successful test of a "newly developed (https://www.npr.org/2019/08/01/747163720/north-korea-says-it-tested-new-rocket-system-for-use-against-ground-troops) large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket
North Korean state media said Kim oversaw the firing of what it described as a new large-calibre, multiple-launch guided rocket
system on Wednesday.
State-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that Kim guided a test-fire of newly-developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket
system on July 31.
The agency provided no specific descriptions of how the "large-calibre multiple launch guided rocket
system" performed during the launches, but said the tests confirmed the system's technical characteristics and "combat effectiveness".
Tens of mercenaries were killed and injured when the artillery force shelled their gatherings and military vehicles in Hammad military site, he said, adding that the army destroyed an armored fighting vehicle using a guided rocket
in the same area and another one off Sudis, killing those, who were aboard.