On the morning of 18 March 2024, South Korean and Japanese defense officials reported that the North Korean military launched three short-range ballistic missiles from an area near the capital Pyongyang into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan. The missiles reportedly traveled approximately 300-350 km (185-220 mi) and reached the maximum altitude of 50 km before landing in the waters outside of Japan’s exclusive economic zone between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. There were no reports of casualties or damage connected to the incident. The missile test follows joint South Korea-U.S. military training exercises that lasted from 4-14 March.