Few days back North Korea fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile on Thursday, state media KCNA reported, the latest in a recent series of weapons tests that has come as denuclearisation talks with the United States have deadlocked.
North Korea’s latest anti-aircraft missile system uses a self-propelled launcher vehicle similar to the US M1075, the launcher is similar to the S-300, but the interceptor missile resembles Israel’s David’s Sling.
According to the Korean Central News Agency, during the test of the new weapon, military experts carefully evaluated the characteristics of the missile, launcher, radar, as well as the integrated command and control system. fit.
KCNA noted that new motor and control technology was adopted. As a result, the missile’s accuracy and long range to destroy air targets are significantly increased. The experience gained in the test will be very useful in the mass production of this promising air defense system.
As noted by Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the North Korean anti-aircraft missile appears to be of a two-stage type and clearly has an aerodynamic rudder in the front.
In appearance, the interceptor missile is quite similar to the missile of the David’s Sling complex. As is known, this Israeli medium-range air defense system can destroy objects at a distance of up to 300 km and perform the task of destroying ballistic and cruise missiles.
However, given the characteristics of North Korea’s target audience as well as their level of science and technology, this weapon complex is clearly designed to counter other air attack vehicles.