North Korea has announced the successful development of a new ballistic control system for a multiple rocket launcher, complete with controllable shells, as reported by the state media KCNA on Monday.
The Academy of Defence Science, the organization responsible for overseeing North Korea's missile development, conducted a "ballistic control" test firing of 240-mm calibre controllable multiple rocket launcher shells on Sunday, according to KCNA. The strategic significance of the 240 mm-caliber multiple rocket launcher is expected to be "reevaluated," and its role in battlefields is anticipated to increase due to what the state media referred to as "rapid technical improvement."
The report from KCNA highlighted that the development of the controllable shells and the ballistic control system marks a "qualitative change" in the country's army's multiple rocket launcher force. This advancement suggests a potential enhancement in North Korea's military capabilities.
The announcement of this technological achievement comes amid a series of missile tests conducted by North Korea in recent weeks. Additionally, there are reports of growing ties between Pyongyang and Moscow, a development that has drawn criticism from the United States and its allies, who view it as a cause for escalating tensions in the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea, in turn, has accused the U.S. and South Korea of escalating tensions through their large-scale military drills.