Published: 09:59, April 20, 2024 | Updated: 10:00, April 20, 2024
DPRK test-fires new anti-aircraft missile
By Xinhua
This picture taken on April 19, 2024 and released from DPRK's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 20, 2024 shows the DPRK Missile Administration conducting a test launch of "Pyoljji-1-2" new-type anti-aircraft missiles in the West Sea of Korea. (PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

SEOUL - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted a power test of a super-large warhead designed for the "Hwasal-1 Ra-3" strategic cruise missile and a test launch of the "Pyoljji-1-2" new-type anti-aircraft missile on Friday afternoon, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday.

The tests were conducted in the western waters off the Korean Peninsula, and a certain goal was attained, the report said.

According to the KCNA report, the tests were part of the regular activities for the rapid development of technologies in various aspects such as tactical and technical performance and operation of new-type weapon systems.

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The tests had nothing to do with the regional situation, the report added.