North Korean Missile Flew 4,600 Km With Maximum Altitude of 1,000 Km - Japanese Cabinet
02:08 GMT 04.10.2022 (Updated: 13:34 GMT 18.09.2023)
© AP Photo / South Korea Defense Ministry In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, a missile is fired during a joint training between U.S. and South Korea at an undisclosed location in South Korea, Wednesday, May 25, 2022
© AP Photo / South Korea Defense Ministry
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The missile fired by North Korea covered a distance of about 4,600 kilometers (2,858 miles) with a maximum flight altitude of 1,000 kilometers (621 miles), Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said.
"North Korea launched one ballistic missile that flew over the territory of our country in the Aomori Prefecture area and fell in the Pacific Ocean outside the country's exclusive economic zone. It is believed to have flown a distance of about 4,600 kilometers, reaching a maximum flight altitude of 1,000 kilometers," Matsuno said at a press conference.
The maximum speed of a ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Tuesday reached Mach 17, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing the South Korean military.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has warned of a strong response to North Korea's ballistic missile launch, Yonhap news agency reported.
Earlier reports said North Korea fired a medium-range ballistic missile toward the Sea of Japan.