3th October, 2019
A day after Pyongyang and Washington agreed to resume nuclear talks, North Korea said it test fired a new type of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) Wednesday to enhance its self-defense.
According to State-run Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) reported;
The new-type of SLBM was a "Pukguksong-3 and was fired in vertical mode and the test-firing were Scientifically and technically confirmed the key tactical and technical indexes of the newly-designed SLBM and had no adverse impact on the security of neighboring countries."
The missile was launched from near Wonsan, a city in Kangwon Province on North Korea's east coast Wednesday morning and flew toward the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, for a distance of 450 kilometers (280 miles) before landing in waters off Japan which reached an altitude of 910 kilometers (565 miles).
As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had done previously all tests of new weapons systems, he "sent warm congratulations" to the defense scientists who conducted the test, indicating he did not attend the launch.
According to Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga;
One of the Submarine-launched ballistic missiles launched by North Korea that split into two pieces after launch and reached its Economic Exclusive Zone off Shimane prefecture at 7:26 a.m. local time. No damage has been reported so far.