This photo provided by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea government shows what it says a test launch of a hypersonic missile in the DPRK on Jan 5, 2022. (KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY / KOREA NEWS SERVICE VIA AP)
PYONGYANG - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has successfully test-fired a hypersonic missile, the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Thursday.
The missile, launched by the Academy of Defence Science on Wednesday, manoeuvred 120 km laterally before it precisely hit a target 700 km away, which proved the reliability of a new fuel system, according to the report.
This is the second test fire of hypersonic missile confirmed by the DPRK after the country launched Hwasong-8 in September. The "successive successes in the test launches" in the hypersonic missile sector "have strategic significance in that they hasten a task for modernizing strategic armed force of the state," it added.
The reliability of the fuel system under the winter weather conditions was also verified, according to the report.
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