Yonhap News Agency:
SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) — North Korea’s missile tests in May appear to be aimed at advancing solid fuel and guidance systems for its short-range ballistic missiles, according to a U.S. congressional report.
On May 4, North Korea test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon, along with a barrage of projectiles, and launched two short-range missiles five days later. The North claimed they are part of its ordinary military drills to “inspect the ability of rapid reaction” of its defense units.
“Tests of the KN-23 short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) in May 2019 appear to be aimed at advancing solid fuel and guidance systems,” the Congressional Research Service said in the report.