01 August 2017

News Report: Pentagon Detects North Korean Submarine Activity, Ejection Tests - Reports

The US Defense Department detected highly unusual levels of North Korean submarine activity just days after Pyongyang launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), media reported.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Pentagon discovered "unprecedented" levels of North Korean submarine activity along with evidence of an ejection test that was carried out at the country’s Sinpo Naval Shipyard, CNN reported on Monday, citing a US defense official.

The report said Sunday’s ejection test is the third one conducted this month and the fourth this year. The test is vital to developing submarine launch capabilities.

North Korea conducted its second ICBM test in less than a month on Friday. According to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the test was successful with the missile having reached the altitude of 3,725 kilometers (2,314 miles) and traveled 998 kilometers for about 47 minutes before falling in the Sea of Japan.

This story first appeared on Sputnik & is reposted here with permission.