North Korea says it tested hypersonic missile

North Korea has successfully tested a hypersonic missile, the official North Korean news agency KCNA said on Wednesday (January 12th). This is the second such trial in less than a week, first reported by South Korea and Japan.

The missile carrying a “Hypersonic planing warhead” touched a “Target at sea at 1 000 km distance “, said KCNA, received in Seoul, adding that this trial still has “More confirmed” “The excellent maneuverability of the hypersonic combat unit”.


Photos posted on the website of Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the ruling Workers’ Party, shows the firing of the missile at dawn as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un looks on, surrounded by men in military uniform.

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The South Korean defense estimated that this shot reached hypersonic speed and clearly attested to “Progress” compared to last week.

Hypersonic missiles fly at Mach 5 or higher, and can change course in flight, making them more difficult to detect and intercept.

Le Monde with AFP and Reuters



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