North Korea fired four missiles with its new local-made launch unit KN-09 0403142

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:55 AM
 
North Korea fired four missiles with its new local-made launch unit KN-09.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired four missile from its new local-made launch unit called KN-09. Earlier in the morning, the DPRK also launched three more missiles with the KN-09 in its east coast.
     
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired four missile from its new local-made launch unit called KN-09. Earlier in the morning, the DPRK also launched three more missiles with the KN-09 in its east coast.
This undated file picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows a firing drill of the Unit 1489 under the Artillery Command of the Korean People's drill at undisclosed location in North Korea.
     

Pyongyang fired off four missiles with the KN-09 from the same place on Feb. 21, Seoul's Defense Ministry said Monday.

A South Korean government source said they were probably either new KN-09 ground-to-ground missiles with a range of 160 km or new 300 mm or larger multiple rocket launchers with a guided system.

A South Korean television station described the North Korean KN-09 as a ballistic missile with an approximate range of 100 to 120 km.

The U.S. Air Force, though, described the system as a "coastal defense cruise missile"; ballistic missiles follow an arc-shaped flight path that in some cases exits the atmosphere, whereas cruise missiles maintain a lower, more consistent trajectory.

The DPRK launched two short-range ballistic missiles Monday morning on its east coast, four days after firing off four short- range missiles, allegedly of Scud-type missiles.

 

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