North Korea launches four missiles at sea

North Korea continues its show of force. On the heels of a week marked by a record number of missile launches, Pyongyang launched four more short-range missiles towards the Yellow Sea, the South Korean military said on Saturday. South Korea’s military detected the launch “from Donglim, North Pyongan Province, towards the Western Sea, between 11:32 a.m. and 11:39 a.m.,” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, using a another name for the Yellow Sea.

Their “flight distance was detected at some 130 km, at an altitude of approximately 20 km and a speed of Mach 5,” the statement added. Mac 5 is five times the speed of sound. Shortly before, the South Korean army announced the participation on Saturday afternoon of the American B-1B supersonic heavy bomber in the extensive air exercises underway in South Korea jointly conducted by Seoul and Washington.

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