North Korea tests new nuclear-capable underwater drone

2023-03-25 11:41:24 | Last Update : 2023-03-25 11:53:12

While the joint military exercises of South Korea and the USA increase the tension in the region, North Korea continues its drone tests. North Korea stated that the new nuclear-capable underwater drone it has tested can stay underwater for more than 59 hours.

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North Korea has tested a new nuclear-capable underwater drone, state media reported on Friday. The new drone is powerful enough to create a radioactive tsunami.

North Korea blamed the ongoing US-South Korean military exercises, stating that these attempts increased tensions in the region.


During the drill shown on state television KRT, the new North Korean drone cruised underwater at a depth of 80 to 150 metres (260-500 feet) for over 59 hours and detonated in waters off its east coast.

Dubbed "Haeil", or tsunami, the drone system is intended to make sneak attacks in enemy waters and destroy naval striker groups and major operational ports by making a super-scale radioactive wave through an underwater explosion, state news agency KCNA said.

KRT also confirmed the North fired cruise missiles on Wednesday (March 22) to practice carrying out tactical nuclear attack missions, confirming earlier reports from the South Korean military.


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