North Korea launches 'more advanced' missile after hypersonic test

Read: 1088     17:58     11 January 2022    

North Korea appeared to test-fire a ballistic missile on Tuesday that may be more advanced than a "hypersonic" one it launched less than a week ago, South Korea's military said, as Pyongyang pursues increasingly powerful weapons.


Tuesday's launch, condemned by authorities in Washington and Tokyo, underscored leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's vow to bolster the military with cutting-edge technology at a time when talks with South Korea and the United States have stalled.

Initial estimates found the missile travelled more than 700 km (435 miles) to a maximum altitude of 60 km at up to 10 times the speed of sound (12,348 kmh/), South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.



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North Korea launches 'more advanced' missile after hypersonic test

Read: 1089     17:58     11 January 2022    

North Korea appeared to test-fire a ballistic missile on Tuesday that may be more advanced than a "hypersonic" one it launched less than a week ago, South Korea's military said, as Pyongyang pursues increasingly powerful weapons.


Tuesday's launch, condemned by authorities in Washington and Tokyo, underscored leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's vow to bolster the military with cutting-edge technology at a time when talks with South Korea and the United States have stalled.

Initial estimates found the missile travelled more than 700 km (435 miles) to a maximum altitude of 60 km at up to 10 times the speed of sound (12,348 kmh/), South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.



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