SEOUL, BEIJING—The weapon, Pukguksong 3, was different from the first North Korean SLBM, Pukguksong 1, which first flew in August 2016. The Oct. 2 flight achieved an altitude of 910 km and a range of 450 km, according to the South Korean defense ministry. The high trajectory was presumably chosen to keep the missile within the observation and communication limits of North Korea’s surface facilities. The performance indicates that the Pukguksong 3 has two stages and may be able ...


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