North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced on June 9 that the communist state had test-launched a new type of cruise missile capable of striking US and South Korean warships off its coast.
"This new-type cruise rocket is a powerful attack means capable of striking any enemy group of battleships" that could threaten North Korea, KCNA said.
"We assess that North Korea meant to show off its various missile capabilities, display its precise targeting capability, in the form of armed protests against ships in regard to US Navy carrier strike groups and joint naval drills", a South Korean military spokesman explained.
South Korea's military said they were fired from the town of Wonsan and flew about 125 miles before splashing down between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
The drone measuring 1.8 meters long and 2.4 meters wide was found on Friday (8 June), a day after Pyongyang tested a new kind of anti-ship missile, Yonhap news agency reported.
The missiles are part of the fourth new missile system North Korea claims they have introduced and tested this year.
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USA Today reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observed the launches, according to KCNA, which said the missiles "accurately detected and hit" floating targets at sea after making "circular flights".
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"The drone found this time looks sloppy but slightly more slender than previous ones", a South Korean military official told Reuters on condition of anonymity, because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
Japan has been at the forefront in seeking further sanctions to rein in the North's nuclear and missile ambitions.
North Korea is believed to have figured out how to mount a miniaturized nuclear bomb on a ballistic missile, the re-entry vehicle is suspected to have survived the IRBM test, and the North's engine technology has improved. Nevertheless, he called the test a provocation and said Tokyo would not tolerate such actions.
Jong-un's behaviour led to emergency meetings between US President Donald Trump and allies South Korea and Japan, as well as leaving the rest of the world on edge. The missiles were tested on Thursday.
Kim Jong-un was in attendance at the launch.
That was in response to previous ballistic missile tests that violate United Nations sanctions.
"If Japan is concerned about its security, it should not act (as) a poodle of the US but withdraw its hostile policy toward the DPRK and remove the USA military bases for aggression from its territory", a spokesman for the North's National Peace Committee of Korea was quoted by KCNA as saying Wednesday.