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North Korea says it successfully tested ‘RAILWAY-borne missile’ in latest launch – state media 

North Korea’s armed forces tested out a new “railway-borne missile system,” which traveled some 800km (497 miles) before hitting a target off the country’s east coast, state media reported.

“The railway-borne missile system serves as an efficient counter-strike means capable of dealing a harsh multi-concurrent blow to the threat-posing forces,” said Marshal Pak Jong Chon, who also serves as a member of the Presidium of the Politburo of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea. He oversaw Wednesday’s missile launch test, according to KCNA.

Unconfirmed photos purporting to show the launch have circulated online, with a projectile seen blasting off from a railcar in an unidentified location.

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North Korea copied the idea from the former USSR, which in addition to their ballistic missile submarines had a fleet of trains able to launch ICBMs. These trains were shuttled around the rail system as regular traffic and from overhead appeared to be ordinary rail cars so that US spy satellites could not determine where they were at any given moment.

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