North Korea Conducts Another Weapon Test

North Korea test-fired two short-range projectiles into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) on 6 August, according to South Korean officials, in Pyongyang's fourth such test launch since 25 July.<br />South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement that the weapons were launched at 0524 h and 0536 h local time from North Korea's southwestern...

North Korea test-fired two short-range projectiles into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) on 6 August, according to South Korean officials, in Pyongyang's fourth such test launch since 25 July.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement that the weapons were launched at 0524 h and 0536 h local time from North Korea's southwestern county of Kwail in South Hwanghae Province.

The projectiles flew about 450 km at a top speed of Mach 6.9 and reached an altitude of around 37 km before falling into the East Sea. No images of the launches have yet emerged, but the JCS said the weapons appear to be short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) similar to those test-launched on 25 July.

Source: www.janes.com