Satellite images suggest North Korea preparing submarine missile test

Pyongyang is preparing to test missiles, sea-floor with a submarine

Pyongyang is preparing to test missiles, sea-floor with a submarine

An expert on North Korea's military has said that recently released satellite images of the nation's military installations suggest it could be preparing for submarine-based ballistic missile test, reports AFP news.

On Aug. 5, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously for fresh sanctions on North Korea, after it launched two ICBM tests last month, which has prodded Pyongyang to threaten a missile strike around the US territory of Guam.

Joseph Bermudez of 38North said the commercial satellite imagery shots suggest North Korea may be developing the 'sea-based leg of its nuclear forces'.

North Korea's Pukguksong-1 is an SLBM that was first successfully test-launched on August 24, 2016.

He had flown about 500 km in the direction of Japan, which had led the north Korean leader Kim Jong-un to assert that the us mainland was now within range of a submarine crossing the Pacific.

The renewed tensions followed the progress of Pyongyang in its nuclear and missile programs.

Recent satellite photos suggests that North Korea is preparing for fresh submarine-based missile tests, an expert has said, amid heightened tension between the USA and North Korea over the communist state's successful launch of an inter-continental ballistic missile.

A system SLBM operational would increase even more the threat posed by North Korea, allowing him to act beyond the Korean peninsula and to have a capacity of "hits-secondary" if an attack was conducted on its military bases.

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