The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the two “new-type tactical guided projectiles” accurately hit the target off the eastern coast on Thursday.
North Korea has a history of testing new U.S. administrations with missile launches and other provocations aimed at forcing the Americans back to the negotiating table.
North Korea launched a cyber attack on the pharma giant to obtain information about its coronavirus vaccine, according to South Korean intelligence services.
Analysts say North Korea is using the military display to send the incoming administration in Washington a carefully calibrated message of strength.
North Korea joined in Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday, beginning with a traditional show of loyalty for the country's former leaders.
Experts have suggested the symbolic footage is the precursor for a major policy announcement.
State media outlet KCNA said it boosted the country's strategic nuclear deterrence. South Korea's defence minister said it was an engine test.
The announcement suggests that the country is preparing to do something to provoke the United States if Washington doesn't back down and make concessions by the end of the year.
North Korea held Taekwondo demonstrations along with other forms of martial arts on Wednesday (September 18) to celebrate the 20th founding anniversary of its International Martial Arts Games Committee (IMAGC).
North Korea says U.S. 'hell-bent on hostile acts' despite wanting to talk
North Korea have fired a series of projectiles from an area known to be used as a military base, South Koreas military have said.
U.S. student Otto Warmbier died six days after being released.