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S Korea, Japan say North Korea has fired possible ballistic missile into sea

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Who cares. Boring NK.

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They are getting better at hitting the sea. Concerning.

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If I was a fish in the Sea of Japan, I would be wearing my tin hat!

An utterly corrupt and evil autocracy only kept in place by the cynical CCP for their own purposes.

Let the people starve so long as king Kim and his aristocracy have lots of weapons to ensure they continue to live in sybaritic luxury.

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Did the jgov get the missile count correct this time? Last few times, they've been getting everything wrong.

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Experts say North Korea is likely years away from acquiring a credible hypersonic system.

Yes, that might be the case, although they sometimes get some sophisticated know-how and resources from China or own IT hacking, I guess. Now, the other side , the West , also shouldn’t say such things too loud or with too much self confidence, because the own military intelligence is obviously also light years away from delivering timely and reliable data about what and when the NK side launches something. Normally, one would expect, it is instantly known, if they put a missile for launching, what type and parameters, and if it is launched, within a few seconds or one, two minutes, where it will fly , at what speed and so on. But nothing, all is very vague, hours too late and always attributed ‘likely’. That’s a non-information in case of a real threat, completely useless to defense measures, that need reliable detailed information within a very few minutes response time frame for launching the counter-missiles.

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Nobody cares. But why do those guys fire all of their missiles into the sea? Isn't that quite a waste of money?

The Nazis fired their V-1s at London with a sort of decent hit rate back in the days. Kim should ask their engineers how to do it...

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NK has probably achieved hypersonic ballistic missile technologies.

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NK has probably achieved hypersonic ballistic missile technologies.

Probably not. But Winnie-the-Pooh would be more than happy to sell them a few...

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Nice. Keep going North Korea

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Please notice me senpai.............

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Ok...Ok...Enough of missile attacks, I want some virus counts updates. This is where the real news is!

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Ok...Ok...Enough of missile attacks, I want some virus counts updates. This is where the real news is!

Agree. I'm also missing the daily fear mongering.

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Well, if you think they did, they probably did: Now what ?

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The one the other day didn't get enough attention??

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@englisc aspyrgend

If I was a fish in the Sea of Japan, I would be wearing my tin hat!

Fear not, North Korea will say "Sea of Japan" doesn't exist.

And what NK says is true, since the water between Korea and Japan is now officially known as 18th sea at IHO and 18th sea is the official international name.

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@voxbovi

But why do those guys fire all of their missiles into the sea? Isn't that quite a waste of money?

No, every test launch counts in making the missile more reliable and dependable. 

@Septim Dynasty

NK has probably achieved hypersonic ballistic missile technologies.

There are two types that NK are testing, the glider type and the MARV type. This is a second MARV test launch and it appears at least their MARV warheads are working reliably.

In other word, Aegis Ashore that Japan's trying to deploy is useless against North Korea's "proven" MARV warheads. 

It may also neutralize the ROK's famous triple-layer missile defense KAMD and Koreans may have to enhance their missile defense further.

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Why not???. Do they want it to land in South Korea or Japan???.

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A series of North Korea's missile launching tests suggest that North Korea is trying to perfect the technology of building hypersonic glide vehicles or missiles. North Korea says they have succeeded in launching such missiles, but Seoul and Tokyo deny it.   

Whether North Korea succeeded in building such hypersonic weapons or not, there‘s no denying that they will perfect the technology in the very near future.

If so, how would USFJ and JSDF deal with them with the current and projected Aegis systems?  And how about USF Okinawa with a vast jungle warfare training area/facilities and the new Henoko airbase for Ospreys?

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