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[August-September] North Korea's Provocations in 2022

August 17, 2022

North Korea fired two suspected cruise missiles from Onchon County, South Pyongan Province, toward the western sea as South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol marked his 100th day in office.

The South Korean military reportedly assessed that the test aims to develop a long-range cruise missile system. This missile test firing is one of around 10 discrete cruise missile test firings that have been conducted since 2020. (source: Korea Herald)

North Korea launches cruise missiles on the 100th day of
President Yoon's inauguration

(source : Donga-ilbo)

September 25, 2022

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the East Sea from an area around Taechon, North Pyongan Province, at 6:53 a.m(KST). The missile flew about 372 miles (600km) at an apogee of 60km and a top speed of Mach 5. (source: Yonhap News)

North Korea's Ballistic missile launch

(source: Korea Joongang Daily, Sept. 26, 2022)

September 28, 2022

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea. The missiles were launched from the Sunan area in Pyongyang between 6:10 p.m and 6:20 p.m(KST) and flew about 223 miles (360km) at apogees of around 30km and top speeds of Mach 6.

South Korea and the U.S. believe the North launched a variant of the KN-23, also known as the North Korean version of the Russian Iskander-M, from a transporter erector launcher. (source: Yonhap News, Korea Times

North Korea's Ballistic missile launch on September 28

(source: Yonhap News)

September 29, 2022

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) into the East sea. The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said it detected the launches from the Sunchon area in South Pyongan province between 8:48 p.m and 8:57 p.m(KST). 

Hours earlier, U.S. Vice President Kamal Harris wrapped up a day-long visit to South Korea, during which she met with President Yoon and toured DMZ bisecting the two Koreas. (source: Yonhap News)

U.S. Vice President Harris visited DMZ on September 29, 2022


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