S. Korean military: N. Korea could conduct nuclear test
The South Korean military does not rule out that the DPRK may conduct a nuclear test as part of its development of a reduced nuclear warhead for use on projectiles of an ultra-large multiple launch rocket system, RIA Novosti reports with reference to an informed source from the South Korean army
At a closed briefing for journalists, he said, “We believe that, at the moment, the capabilities of North Korea to install a nuclear warhead on super-large MLRS projectiles are limited. In this regard, an additional nuclear test may be required. It is necessary to reduce the size of the nuclear warhead in order to cut its diameter and gravity, so the key question is whether [the DPRK] has such technologies.”
Earlier, the media spread reports that the DPRK confirmed the launch of two shells of such MLRS towards the Sea of Japan on the morning of February 20th. They flew 395km and 337km, respectively. According to the South Korean military, the flight range made 390km and 340km.