North Korea fires several cruise missiles towards Yellow Sea: Seoul military

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea fired several cruise missiles towards the Yellow Sea on Wednesday, Seoul’s military said, the latest in a series of tension-raising moves by the nuclear-armed state.

Pyongyang has accelerated weapons testing in the new year, including tests of what it called an ‘underwater nuclear weapon system’ and a solid-fuelled hypersonic ballistic missile.

‘Our military detected several cruise missiles launched by North Korea towards the Yellow Sea at around 7:00 am today,’ the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

‘The detailed specifications are being closely analysed by South Korean and US intelligence authorities,’ it added.

Unlike their ballistic counterparts, the testing of cruise missiles is not banned under current UN sanctions against Pyongyang.

Cruise missiles tend to be jet-propelled and fly at a lower altitude than more sophisticated ballistic missiles, making them harder to detect and intercept…”

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