North Korea claims another ‘hypersonic missile’ test – Action News Now

The missile fired by Pyongyang on Tuesday was said to be an “improved” version of the munition it tested earlier this year

North Korea said it successfully tested a new hypersonic missile, a launch reportedly attended by leader Kim Jong Un. Seoul officials claim the weapon is an upgraded model of a system tested last week.

“The purpose of the test firing is to provide final confirmation of the overall specifications of the developed hypersonic weapon system,” The state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Wednesday, referring to a test conducted the previous day, adding that the missile hit a target in the sea some 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) away.

North Korean Kim Jong-un taking the test, “Emphasis on the need to qualitatively and quantitatively strengthen the country’s strategic military power,” According to the outlet, which noted that the latest launch of “Clearly demonstrates the superior maneuverability of the hypersonic glide warhead.”

Tuesday’s weapons test came days after a similar launch off North Korea’s east coast — the first of its kind this year — Pyongyang also said Hypersonic missiles are used. South Korean military officials . famous Some “Improve” Ammunition has since been manufactured and said to travel at Mach 10, or 10 times the speed of sound. According to reports, the last launch in which King did not exist was said to have flown at Mach six.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in issued some warnings after the latest test, Call up it “about” requesting officials “Take the necessary measures to ensure that the inter-Korean relationship is no longer tense, so that our people will not be tense.”

Meanwhile, Washington’s Indo-Pacific Command Say it is “knew” Tuesday’s test, claiming it highlighted “Destabilizing effects [North Korea’s] illegal weapons program,” It added, however, that the launch did not pose a threat to U.S. personnel or territory.

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