In a statement released today, Korea announced that it has successfully tested a new nuclear-capable underwater attack drone. The drone, which is said to be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, is designed to be launched from a submarine and can travel long distances undetected.
According to state media, the drone was designed to target enemy warships and submarines, and cause a ‘radioactive tsunami.’ Was successfully tested in the waters off the east coast of the Korean peninsula. The Korean military claimed that the test was a success and that the drone is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
The development of a nuclear-capable underwater attack drone is a significant milestone for North Korea, which has been working to develop a range of delivery systems for its nuclear weapons and has been investing heavily in its naval forces in recent years.
The announcement comes amid escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States and its allies, who have been pressuring the regime to abandon its nuclear program. Korea has repeatedly defied international sanctions and warnings and has continued to develop its missile and nuclear capabilities.
The underwater drone, also known as a submersible ballistic missile, is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and is designed to evade detection by anti-missile systems. This makes it a particularly dangerous weapon, as it can strike targets with very little warning.
The test of the underwater drone comes just weeks after North Korea fired several ballistic missiles into the sea, in what was seen as a provocation aimed at the United States and its allies. The international community has called on North Korea to halt its missile tests and return to the negotiating table, but so far, the regime has shown little interest in diplomacy.
The drone is believed to be based on Russian technology and is similar to the “Poseidon” drone developed by Russia, which is designed to carry nuclear warheads.
The test continued from Tuesday to Thursday and was supervised by Korean leader Kim Jong Un. They stated that they started to build this weapon system in 2012. The underwater drone cruised 59 hours off its east coast at a depth of 80-150m and was detonated.
The news of the test has sparked concern among international observers, who fear that North Korea’s military capabilities are rapidly advancing. The United States and its allies have already expressed their concern over Korea’s nuclear weapons program, and the development of a nuclear-capable drone will only increase those concerns.
North Korea’s Defiance: Successful Test of Nuclear-Capable Underwater Drone Highlights Threat to Regional Stability and International Security
The North Korean regime has remained defiant in the face of international pressure and has continued to pursue its nuclear and missile programs despite economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation. The successful test of a nuclear-capable underwater drone is a reminder that North Korea remains a significant threat to regional stability and international security.
The announcement of the test also comes just weeks after North Korea fired several ballistic missiles into the sea, in what was seen as a provocation aimed at the United States and its allies. As the U.S. and South Korea ended one of their largest joint field exercises, on Wednesday.
The international community has called on North Korea to halt its missile tests and return to the negotiating table, but so far, the regime has shown little interest in diplomacy. During the tenure of former U.S. President Donald Trump, the drills were at a halt, as Trump wanted to negotiate with North Korea on its increased nuclear power but nothing worked as North Korea kept on working on its missiles.