North Korea confirms successful launch of new hypersonic missile

03:15 AM

Wednesday January 12 2022

Sol – (dpa):

North Korea announced Wednesday that it successfully conducted the final test of a new hypersonic missile yesterday, as it continues to develop new weapons systems amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the United States.

And the South Korean Defense Ministry announced Tuesday that North Korea launched what appears to be a ballistic missile towards the East Sea, and it flew 700 km with a maximum altitude of 60 km and a maximum speed of ten times the speed of sound, according to the Yonhap News Agency.

“The test-fire aims to finally verify the comprehensive technical specifications of the advanced supersonic weapon system,” the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended the launch.

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