NORTH Korean dictator Kim Jong-un last night unveiled his country's latest missile launch system - from a train.
The rogue state announced it had tested its “railway-borne missile system” yesterday with warheads flying 497 miles before striking a target in the sea.
Photos released by state news agency KCNA showed an olive-green missile rising on a column of smoke and flame from the roof of a train parked on tracks in a mountainous area.
Pak Jong Chon, a North Korean marshal, said: “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.”
He added there are plans to expand the railway-borne missile regiment to a brigade-size force and to conduct training to gain “operational experience for actual war".
Adam Mount, a senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, said on Twitter: “Rail mobile missiles are a relatively cheap and reliable option for countries seeking to improve the survivability of their nuclear forces.
“Russia did it. The US considered it. It makes a ton of sense for North Korea.”
It comes after Kim stoked up World War Three fears with a double ballistic missile test as South Korea fired its first sub-launched rockets.
North Korea fires bizarre railway-borne missile system in latest weapons test
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