SEOUL, TOKYO—South Korea’s Hyunmoo 2 short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) is capable of a pull-up maneuver, the government and local media say, describing a previously undisclosed characteristic that complicates defenses. The capability has long been available to South Korea, Defense Minister Jeong Kyung-doo said in response to North Korea demonstrating the same technology. In performing a pull-up maneuver, a ballistic missile increases its angle of attack, generating lift. At ...

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