North Korea test fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile in October 2019. South Korean officials say a new submarine will also have SLBM capabilities. Photo: AFP North Korea test fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile in October 2019. South Korean officials say a new submarine will also have SLBM capabilities. Photo: AFP
North Korea test fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile in October 2019. South Korean officials say a new submarine will also have SLBM capabilities. Photo: AFP

New North Korea submarine capable of firing ballistic missiles, South says

  • A South Korean official said the North is building two new submarines, including a second one that can carry a submarine-launched ballistic missile
  • Kim Jong-un’s vow to unveil new strategic weapons this year led to speculation the North could soon deploy an operational ballistic missile submarine

Topic |   North Korea
North Korea test fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile in October 2019. South Korean officials say a new submarine will also have SLBM capabilities. Photo: AFP North Korea test fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile in October 2019. South Korean officials say a new submarine will also have SLBM capabilities. Photo: AFP
North Korea test fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile in October 2019. South Korean officials say a new submarine will also have SLBM capabilities. Photo: AFP
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