North Korea’s Kim Jong Un oversaw missile test with new guidance system, KCNA says

By Thomson Reuters May 17, 2024 | 4:23 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test of tactical ballistic missiles with new guidance technology on Friday, state media KCNA said on Saturday.

North Korea fired a number of short-range ballistic missiles towards the sea off its east coast on Friday, South Korea’s military had said.

Friday’s launches came a day after the U.S. and South Korea conducted joint drills with stealth fighter jets simulating air combat.

Kim expressed satisfaction at the successful test, KCNA said.

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Leslie Adler and Deepa Babington)