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S. Korea Develops Supersonic Cruise Missile amid Tensions with N. Korea

S. Korea Develops Supersonic Cruise Missile amid Tensions with N. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday unveiled the development of a supersonic cruise missile to improve its maritime defense capabilities just days after the North fired a new long-range cruise missile in a sign of accelerating military competition between the two Koreas. According to the defense ministry, the state-run Agency for [...]

S. Korea Successfully Tests SLBM from New Submarine

S. Korea Successfully Tests SLBM from New Submarine

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has successfully test-fired a homegrown submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from a new submarine to become the world’s eighth country to possess the weapon, sources said Tuesday. The Agency for Defense Development (ADD) carried out underwater ejection tests of the SLBM from the Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine last [...]

Navy Receives First 3,000-ton-class SLBM Submarine

Navy Receives First 3,000-ton-class SLBM Submarine

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The Navy on Friday received the country’s first 3,000-ton-class indigenous submarine capable of firing submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) to bolster underwater defense capabilities, officials said. The commissioning ceremony for the mid-class diesel air-independent propulsion submarine, named after prominent South Korean independence fighter Dosan Ahn Chang-ho, took place at the [...]

S. Korea Plans Underwater Test of Indigenous SLBM

S. Korea Plans Underwater Test of Indigenous SLBM

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is expected to carry out underwater tests of a home-grown submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) this year, having concluded ground tests, a source said Wednesday. South Korea is developing an SLBM based on the home-grown ground-to-ground Hyunmoo-2B ballistic missile with a flight range of around 500 kilometers. It [...]

Ruling Party Hawks Call for Nuclear Subs to Counter N.K. SLBM

Ruling Party Hawks Call for Nuclear Subs to Counter N.K. SLBM

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of lawmakers from South Korea’s ruling Saenuri Party said Monday the country should consider building nuclear-powered submarines, amid escalating provocations by Pyongyang.  The remark came as North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in waters off its east coast. The South Korean military said [...]

North Korea Airs SLBM Footage on State Television

North Korea Airs SLBM Footage on State Television

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea’s central television broadcasting station, Korean Central Television, aired footage of the recent launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Thursday, which took place in waters near Sinpo at around 5:30 a.m. local time on August 24. The one-minute-47-second clip showed the launch of the missile from [...]

Satellite Imagery Shows N. Korea Actively Pursuing SLBM Development: 38 North

Satellite Imagery Shows N. Korea Actively Pursuing SLBM Development: 38 North

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent satellite imagery shows North Korea is forging ahead with development of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, the website 38 North said Tuesday. The imagery taken of the North’s Shinpo Shipyard on April 29, six days after the North’s latest SLBM test, shows that a submersible missile test stand barge [...]