North Korea has successfully tested a "new type" ballistic missile launched from a submarine, the country's official news agency KCNA reported early Wednesday.
The new SBLM-type submarine-launched ballistic missile has "several advanced control and guidance technologies," according to KCNA. It was launched from the same boat used in the first SBLM test five years ago.
The test was added to a series of rocket launches that began last month.
Analysts noted that the KCNA-transmitted photographic material depicts a missile with a narrower body than previous North Korean SBLMs, which means that more missiles, although with a shorter range, can be stored in specially designed submarine silos and submarines. to acquire a nuclear submarine operational fleet.