Wednesday, November 30, 2022

North Korea displays its mobile coastal defence missile systems

North Korea has displayed version of the mobile coastal defence missile systems integrated onto all-terrain tracked vehicles during a massive military parade in the capital, Pyongyang.

South Korean military officials said they regard it as a new type of anti-ship cruise missiles mounted on tracked chassis.

Missile launch tubes of new mobile coastal defence missile systems look alike those associated with the Kh-35 cruise missile. The Kh-35 (also known as 3M-24) cruise missiles were received from Russia in the 90s.


The import of Kh-35s was first unveiled in early 2012, when imagery of a North Korean SES was released as part of a military documentary, showing racks used to mount four Kh-35 canisters. The recent surfacing of imagery of the Myanmarian F11 Aung Zeya class frigate confirmed that the missiles are produced by North Korea and actively exported to friendly nations, along with other naval assets.

Originally developed by the Tactical Missiles Corporation, the North Korean missile differs in a few areas compared to the original Russian Kh-35.

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