North Korea has launched a railway-borne missile Wednesday with a goal to reach a target place 800 kilometers away, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.
“The test firing drill took place for the purpose of confirming the practicality of the railway-borne missile system deployed for action for the first time, of judging the combat readiness and capability of performing firepower duty of the newly-organized regiment all of a sudden and of attaining proficiency in the action procedures in case of fighting an actual war,” the report said.
According to the report, Pak Jong Chon, a member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, led the missile regiment’s test fire drill.
Pak stated that the railway-borne missile system acts as an excellent counter-strike means capable of giving a hard multi-concurrent blow to the threat-posing forces through various performances of firepower duties in different parts of the nation.
Wednesday’s launch comes only days after the North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a new type of long-range cruise missile, which was also witnessed by Pak.