Kim oversees missile tests as North Korea boosts maritime security

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test firing of a ‘new-type surface-to-sea missile’, state media reported Thursday, part of a purported fresh drive to ramp up maritime border security.

So far this year, Kim has declared South Korea his country’s ‘principal enemy’, jettisoned agencies dedicated to reunification and outreach, and threatened war over ‘even 0.001 mm’ of territorial infringement.

Pyongyang has also doubled-down on weapons tests, including launching a string of cruise missiles, testing an ‘underwater nuclear weapon system’, and firing a solid-fuelled hypersonic ballistic missile.

Seoul’s military said Wednesday that it had detected the launch of multiple cruise missiles by the North.

The official Korean Central News Agency said leader Kim had overseen the ‘evaluation test-fire of new-type surface-to-sea missile Padasuri-6 to be equipped by the navy’.

Kim expressed ‘great satisfaction over the results of the test-fire’, KCNA added…”

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