South Korea has become the seventh country in the world to develop a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
Cheong Wa Dae announced Wednesday the homegrown SLBM succeeded in an underwater test-launch from the new Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine.
President Moon Jae-in was onsite at the Agency for Defense Development Anheung Test Center in South Chungcheong Province to inspect the missile launch, according to his office.
In a statement it said, "Possessing a SLBM is very meaningful in terms of securing deterrence against omnidirectional threats and it is expected to play a big role in self-reliant national defense and establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula, going forward."
The South's SLBM test came just hours after North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the East Sea.
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