[속보]North Korea “Test-fired a hypersonic missile under the observation of Kim Jong-un… 1000km hit

The Korean Central News Agency reported on the 12th that North Korea successfully test-fired a hypersonic missile in the presence of Chairman Kim Jong-un on the 11th. Chosun Central News

North Korea announced on the 12th that it successfully conducted a test-fire of a hypersonic missile in the presence of Chairman Kim Jong-un the day before.

The Korean Central News Agency officially confirmed that “Comrade Kim Jong-un observed the hypersonic missile test launch conducted at the Academy of Defense Science on January 11.” Chairman Kim did not observe the hypersonic missile test launches held on September 28 and 5 last year. On this day, party secretary Cho Yong-won, who is considered to be Chairman Kim’s ‘closest’, as well as deputy heads of the relevant departments of the Party Central Committee, and leading officials of the defense science department attended the visit together.

“The hypersonic gliding flight combat unit separated from the launched missile glided again from the 600km line and performed a strong turning maneuver of 240km from the initial launch azimuth to the target point azimuth, and hit the set target in the water area of ​​1000km,” the KCNA reported. “Through the final test firing, the excellent maneuverability of the hypersonic glide combat unit was more clearly confirmed,” he claimed.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un instructs a hypersonic missile test launch on the 11th.  Chosun Central News

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un instructs a hypersonic missile test launch on the 11th. Chosun Central News

At this meeting, Chairman Kim said, “We need to further spur the struggle to quantitatively and continuously strengthen the country’s strategic military power and enhance the modernity of our military.” “In the field of defense science research, the We must continue to achieve great achievements in the historic achievements for remarkably strengthening the country’s war deterrence while upholding the strategic policy,” he said.

Judging from the photos released by North Korea on the same day, it is the same type of missile with a ‘conical warhead’ that was launched on the 5th.

Earlier on the 11th, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, “At about 7:27 a.m. on the same day, North Korea detected a projectile presumed to be a ballistic missile launched from inland into the East Sea. is about 60 km, and the maximum speed is around Mach 10.”

Reference-www.khan.co.kr

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