A recently released North Korea propaganda military video appears to show the deployment of cruise missiles on one of the country’s warships, according to experts.
Analysts at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University believe that a missile fired off near the end of the hour-long film is a Russian-made Kh-35 anti-ship missile or a North Korean version of it, The Telegraph reports.
"Although most of our attention has been focused on the many kinds of ballistic missiles that North Korea builds, tests and too often sells, modern cruise missiles are a new and potentially destabilizing addition to North Korea's missile arsenal," read a post on the institute's 38 North website.
The Kh-35 missile, which is 152 inches long and weighs more than 1,000 pounds, has a range of 70 nautical miles and can sink ships. The Soviet Union began developing the missile in 1983.
There have been no indications in the past that North Korea has been able to deploy such a missile on its ships, helicopters or coastal defense batteries, The Telegraph reports.