MOSCOW— North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered on Monday to deploy Pukguksong-2 ballistic missile for combat use.
Earlier on Monday media reported, that Pyongyang announced the successful launch of the intermediate-range ballistic missile.
“This type of missile should be rapidly mass-produced in a serial way,” Kim said as quoted by Yonhap news agency.
The North Korean leader supervised the launch of Pukguksong-2 missile and expressed satisfaction with its accuracy in hitting targets, according to the outlet citing the North Korean state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
The ground-to-ground missile launched on Sunday reportedly flew some 500 kilometers (310 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan short of reaching Japan’s exclusive economic zone.