South Korea successfully launches homegrown SLBM, report

South Korea’s locally-developed, diesel-powered 3,000-tonne submarine, named after revered independence activist Ahn Chang-ho, during its commissioning ceremony on the southern island of Geojeless.

South Korea has test-fired a homegrown submarine-launched ballistic missile, a report said Tuesday, as it seeks to build up its forces to defend itself from the nuclear-armed North.

South Korea’s Agency for Defense Development last week carried out underwater ejection tests of the SLBM from a new, locally developed 3,000-tonne class submarine fitted with six vertical launching tubes, Yonhap reported, citing unnamed military sources.

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