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Japan says North Korea creates missiles capable of breaking through missile defense systems

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — North Korea is busy developing new types of missiles, the interception of which with the help of missile defense systems can be difficult, Japanese Defense Minister Takashi Iwai told reporters on Tuesday.

Last week, the DPRK tested two missiles, which, according to the head of the Japanese military, were ballistic missiles of a new type with a small radius of action.

“North Korea seems to be developing missiles with an unusual and low flight path aimed at breaking through missile defense,” Iwai said.

According to him, there is a possibility that the DPRK seeks to increase the accuracy and invisibility of missiles, so that it would be more difficult to fix them before launch.

At the same time, the minister emphasized that there is a danger of the use of such missiles with greater range by North Korea.

As previously reported, on August 24, the DPRK tested the “super-large-caliber” multiple launch rocket system. According to Japan and South Korea, the missiles reached a maximum height of about 100 kilometers and flew about 380 kilometers toward the Sea of ​​Japan.


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