North Korea Says It Tested ‘Multiple Launch Guided Rocket System', Not Missiles

North Korea said that it test-fired on 31 July what it described as a new type of “large-calibre multiple launch rocket system”, seemingly contradicting South Korea’s assessment that Pyongyang appeared to have launched two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs).<br />Pyongyang’s state-owned Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on 1 August that North...

North Korea said that it test-fired on 31 July what it described as a new type of “large-calibre multiple launch rocket system”, seemingly contradicting South Korea’s assessment that Pyongyang appeared to have launched two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs).

Pyongyang’s state-owned Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on 1 August that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un witnessed the first test-firing of a “new-type guided ordnance rocket, which will play a main role in ground military operations in a short span of time”, adding that the firing “verified the combat effectiveness of the overall system”.

Kim was quoted as saying that the new system is of “great strategic significance” and would considerably boost the combat capability of the Korean People’s Army.

Source: www.janes.com