North Korea fires multiple suspected cruise missiles: Seoul
Seoul: North Korea on Tuesday fired several suspected cruise missiles towards the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, the South’s military said. The “multiple projectiles” fired from Munchon in the east of the country were believed to be “short-range cruise missiles,” the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. The nuclear-armed North has repeatedly tested ballistic missiles in recent years, which climb high above the Earth, often into space, before being brought down towards their targets at high speed by the force of gravity. In contrast cruise missiles travel at low altitudes — sometimes just a few metres (feet) above the surface, making them hard to detect — and are powered throughout their flight. – AFP