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South Korea says North Korea missile used "cold eject" launch system
February 13, 2017 / 2:10 AM / 7 months ago

South Korea says North Korea missile used "cold eject" launch system

A man walks past a TV screen broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) - A missile fired by North Korea on Sunday used a “cold eject” launch system, where the missile is initially propelled by compressed gas before its rocket engine ignites, South Korea’s military said on Monday.

A South Korean military source told Reuters that North Korea’s missile was a new type of solid-fuel intermediate-range missile using submarine-launched ballistic missile technology,

North Korea said on Monday it had successfully test-fired a new type of medium- to long-range ballistic missile the previous day, claiming further advancement in its missile technology.

Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Michael Perry

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