Kim Jong Un has overseen the test-firing of what North Korea has called a “newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher”.
The weapons test was successful and the leader said the launcher was “indeed a great weapon”, according to the country’s Central News Agency.
Photos released by state media showed rockets launching from large tubes mounted on the back of an eight-wheel vehicle.
South Korea’s military said the North fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast and they flew for 236 miles (380km) at a maximum height of 60 miles (97km).
It was the seventh known weapons test in about a month.