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North Korea Launches New Tactical Nuclear Attack Submarine

North Korea Launches New Tactical Nuclear Attack Submarine

The tactical nuclear attack submarine will carry out “both pre-emptive and retaliatory strikes” and is intended to counter U.S. and Republic of Korean (ROK) “invasion fleets,” Kim reportedly said in a speech at the event. The submarine is likely carrying nuclear submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and cruise missiles, both equipped with nuclear warheads. 

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The missiles are most likely stored in vertical silos at the submarine’s large sail. The sail has four large and six small-sized missile hatches on top. The newly launched submarine appears to be converted from an existing Romeo-class submarine.

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