North Korea this week tested a new nuclear attack underwater drone in response to joint military exercises conducted by USA and South Koreareported the state agency of this country on Friday.
During the maneuvers, which took place from Tuesday to Thursday, the North Korean army deployed and tested this new weapon system, whose objective is “cause a large-scale radioactive tsunami” with an underwater explosion, and destroy enemy ships and ports, according to the KCNA news agency.
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“This nuclear submarine attack drone can be deployed on any coast and port or be towed by a surface ship for operation”, added the same source.
He “secret weapon” was placed underwater off the province of South Hamgyon on Tuesday. A test warhead was detonated on Thursday, the agency said.
North Korea launched several cruise missiles on Wednesday, according to the South Korean military, which is currently conducting long-range joint exercises with USA.
North Korea considers these maneuvers as a threat and a possibility of an invasion of its territory. Pyongyang warned on several occasions that he would respond to the exercises in a “massive”.
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The new launches come about a week after North Korea confirmed it had launched a missile. hwasong-17 to the sea of Japan. It was the second test of his intercontinental ballistic (ICBM) in 2023.
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