Several Seoul military sources on Tuesday (7/9/2021) revealed the SLBM test firing from the newest submarine.
One of the sources said the Defense Development Agency (ADD) conducted an SLBM underwater ejection test from the Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine last week following a successful launch from an underwater barge last month.
The locally developed 3,000-ton class submarine is equipped with six vertical launch tubes.
According to sources, after an additional round of tests, a similar SLBM will be mass-produced.
The SLBM undergoing test fire is believed to be a variant of the Hyunmoo-2B ballistic missile, which has a flight range of about 500 kilometers and will be equipped with a conventional warhead. The missile has reportedly been codenamed Hyunmoo 4-4.
Unlike conventional land missiles, SLBMs are more difficult to detect because they are launched from submarines for surprise attacks, which is why they are often called “game changers”.game changer)”.