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North Korea unveils cruise missile similar to Russian KH-35

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In a propaganda film, North Korea has revealed footage of a newly developed cruise missile.

The North Korean missile is believed to be similar to the Russian KH-35 missile, which came into service in 2003.

Cruise missiles are short-range weapons guided by on-board computers, used to attack specific targets. The majority of the North’s known missiles are much larger, longer-range missiles.

North Korea is under UN sanctions over its weapons and nuclear programs.

The North Korean missile is believed to be similar to the Russian KH-35 missile

The North Korean missile is believed to be similar to the Russian KH-35 missile

Many in the West believe Pyongyang is trying to develop a nuclear weapon.

But analysts say North Korea does not appear to have successfully manufactured a warhead small enough to be carried by its missiles.

North Korea’s suspected new cruise missile was revealed for only a split second at the end of the 50-minute propaganda film.

It appeared in between montages of soldiers shouting, tanks firing in unison and leader Kim Jong-un laughing.

From that brief glimpse, some analysts have deduced that the missile is a modified version of the KH-35 anti-ship missile.

It is unclear whether North Korea previously owned any cruise missiles.

South Korean media has already speculated that the cruise missile could pose a potential new threat to the South’s navy.