S. Korea fires first submarine-launched ballistic missile


A launch ceremony for South Korea’s first 3,000-ton submarine, the Dosan Ahn Chang-ho, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co, is held at the shipbuilder’s Okpo shipyard on the southern island of Geoje, South Korea, on August 13. Today, the country successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from the submarine underwater. – EPA pic, September 15, 2021.

SOUTH Korea successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile today, the presidential office said, becoming only the seventh country in the world with the advanced technology.

The test, supervised by President Moon Jae-in, came hours after the nuclear-armed North fired two ballistic missiles into the sea, according to the South’s military, and as China’s foreign minister visited Seoul.


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