North Korea has successfully tested hypersonic missiles with a launch attended by Prime Minister Kim Jong Un, state media reported.
Suspicious launch detected by authorities Korea When Japan On Tuesday, it led to criticism from Washington and Tokyo officials and concerns from the United Nations.
After being released from the rocket boosters, the supersonic glide vehicle made a 600km (375 miles) “glide jump flight” and then a 240km “cork bottle opener” and then 1,000km (621 miles) away. I hit the target of the sea. North KoreaState news agency KCNA said.
The launch was the second reported hypersonic missile test. Within a week..
South Korea said the weapons seemed to improve performance by traveling over 700km (435 miles) at a maximum height of 60km (37 miles) and reaching a top speed of up to 10 times the speed of sound (7,673mph). I did. Seoul didn’t comment on its mobility.
Unlike ballistic missiles that fly into space before returning to a steep orbit, hypersonic weapons travel toward low-altitude targets.
Kim wants to strengthen his army
It was the first time Kim officially participated in a missile launch since March 2020.
He emphasized his New Year’s vow to strengthen the army with cutting-edge technology amid deadlocks in negotiations with South Korea and the United States.
“Testfire was aimed at final verification of the overall technical specifications of the developed hypersonic weapon system,” KCNA reported.
The agency added that “the superior maneuverability of hypersonic glide vehicles was more pronounced through the final test fire.”
KCNA also reported that Kim urged military scientists to “steadily build the country’s strategic military power, both in quality and quantity, and further accelerate efforts to further modernize the military.” ..
UN Chief “Very Concerned”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a recent announcement that he was “extremely worried.”
The European Union then called on secret states to “constructively respond” to US diplomatic readiness.
According to Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno, Japan also accused the missile test of damaging the peace and security of the region.
“North Korea’s actions threaten the peace and security of our country, the wider region, and the international community as a whole. We strongly condemn such actions,” he said in a briefing, News24 reported. ..
North Korea has not tested nuclear bombs or long-range intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) since 2017, but has recently developed and launched more mobile missiles.
Hypersonic weapons are considered next-generation weapons aimed at robbing enemy reaction times and traditional defeat mechanisms.
President Joe Biden’s administration said it would accept talks with North Korea, but North Korea’s overture to the United States is empty without substantive changes to “hostile policies” such as military exercises and sanctions. Said it was a rhetoric.