It looks like the North Koreans are still so upset about the US-ROK computer exercise that they are still taking their anger out on the fish in the
Sea of Japan/East Sea The Nameless Sea:
North Korea test-fired 30 short-range missiles into the sea on Saturday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of launches despite calls from Seoul and Washington to stop “provocative actions”.
“North Korea fired off 30 short-range missiles between 4:00 am and 6:10 am (1900-2110 GMT Friday) this morning from its east coast into the Sea of Japan (East Sea),” said a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs.
“The missiles are estimated to have flown about 60 kilometres (37 miles),” he added.
Analysts said the missiles had been launched from the same location as 25 projectiles on Sunday, near the eastern port of Wonsan. The projectiles were Soviet-era short range Frog missiles from the 1960s, they said.
“This is an expression of anger at the joint military exercises” South Korea has been staging with its ally the United States, Professor Yang Moo-Jin of the University of North Korean Studies told AFP. [AFP]
You can read more at the link, but the FROG-7 is not really a missile it is a long range artillery rocket with a range of about 70km. This is old technology, but when you are a nation like North Korea looking just to fire something without precision to kill people this is still a very effective weapon. Could you imagine what 30 of these rockets landing in Seoul would do? Especially if they are equipped with chemical warheads? That is the message that North Korea is sending to the ROK, that even though their weaponry is antiquated, it is still deadly.