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North Korea – tests. Kim Jong Un oversaw tests of a new multi-launch rocket launcher

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Kim Jong Un “wants to raise the production of new weapons systems to a higher level,” the official KCNA news agency reported on Saturday, publishing information about the North Korean leader supervising a test with a new 240 mm multi-launch rocket launcher.

As reported by the official KCNA news agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stated on this occasion that he “wants to raise the production of this and other new weapons systems to a higher level to strengthen the army's combat capabilities.”

Kim Jong Un oversaw tests of a new multi-launch rocket launcherPAP/EPA/KCNA

According to the published statement, eight missiles from the new 240 mm multiple rocket launcher “hit the designated targets, demonstrating destructive potential.” The launcher is expected to enter service with the army later this year.

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South Korea's defense ministry said it was unable to confirm whether the tests actually took place.

240 mm multi-launch rocket launcherPAP/EPA/KCNA

Experts cited by AFP suspect that Pyongyang is testing new missile and artillery systems before sending them to Russia for the war against Ukraine.

Main photo source: PAP/EPA/KCNA



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