State media report says North Korea successfully tested a hypersonic missile

Written by on January 6, 2022

A state media report says North Korea successfully tested a hypersonic missile on Wednesday, its first major weapons test this year.

This is the second reported test of a hypersonic missile, which can avoid detection for longer than ballistic missiles.

The test comes as its leader Kim Jong-un had earlier vowed to bolster Pyongyang’s defences.

Mr Kim said in a New Year’s speech that Pyongyang would continue to strengthen its defence capabilities due to an increasingly unstable military environment on the Korean peninsula.

According to reports, North Korea tested a variety of missiles last year amid stalled talks with the South and US.

 

Ameen J Kantyok    


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