North Korea said on Nov. 29 that they did a final review of a “super-large” multiple rocket launcher by test-firing it.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials were present during the testing of the weapon and indicated “great satisfaction,” according to local media.
The move suggests that the country is getting ready to deploy the new missile launcher.
Kim Dong-yub, an analyst at Seoul’s Institute for Far Eastern Studies said that their belligerent neighbors are likely to start mass-producing the weapon. According to the Associated Press, the analyst stated that the weapon may have already been deployed.
South Korea and Japan expressed concern over the testing.
Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the projectiles were launched toward North Korea’s eastern waters from northeastern South Hamgyong province.
The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.