According to Yonhap News Agency on the 10th day, this is the 10th test launch of a North Korean aircraft since this year. Korean and American intelligence agencies are precisely analyzing the flight characteristics and test-launch intentions of the relevant aircraft. The aircraft model has not yet been verified. Some analysts believe that it may be a large caliber controllable multi-barrel rocket launcher launched successively by North Korea since July, or a new short-range ballistic missile called Korean version Army Tactical Missile (ATACMS).
On September 9, Cui Shanji, the first deputy prime minister of the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the DPRK was willing to hold DPRK-US working consultations in late September. Yonhap pointed out that North Korea launched again after releasing dialogue information to the United States, causing concern. It is believed that DPRK would like to demonstrate its determination to continue developing conventional weapons to remove potential security risks and strive to include safeguarding DPRKs institutional security in the DPRK-US negotiations.
According to South Korean media, US President Trump has always shown an attitude that as long as the ICBM does not endanger the US mainland, it will not pose a major problem in response to the DPRK test launch. But there are also opinions that these new weapons may pose a new threat to the Korean Army and the US troops stationed in Korea.
According to Yonhap News Agency, North Korea has launched nine short-range ballistic missiles suspected of new weapons since May this year. These weapons are launched using solid fuel and mobile launchers, and their maneuverability and concealment are greatly enhanced. The flight distance reaches 250-600 kilometers. The strike range can cover the US military base in Korea in Pingze, western Korea, Zhongnan Qingzhou Air Force Base in central Korea, and the Sade base in Qingbei Xingzhou, southeastern Korea.
Source: Peng Mei News Responsible Editor: Li Zaixing_NBJS9026