Pyongyang reveals new surface-to-air missile

6:57:00 PM
PYONGYANG, -- North Korea has unveiled its new surface-to-air missile "KN-06."

Revealed through the main news service Rodong Sinmun, the missile is suspected to have a range of 150 kilometers with higher accuracy and mobility than earlier missiles.

According to 10 photos revealed in the daily newspaper, the missile consists of three pods on top of a vehicle and uses "cold launch," a technology that allows missiles to start the engine after being launched from the pod.

North Korea is also suspected of using the same technology to a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) that is being developed.

KN-06 was revealed in October 2010 on the 65th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea, but this is the first time the military state has shown the missile being fired.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea KN-06 (Chosŏn'gŭl:번개-5호, Pon'gae-6) surface-to-air missile system. KN-06 is a long-range SAM that bears resemblance to the Russian S-300 and Chinese FT-2000.

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