Hypersonic Missile Test-fire Conducted in DPRK

Pyongyang, January 15 (KCNA) -- On the afternoon of January 14, the DPRK Missile Administration conducted a test-fire of an intermediate-range solid-fuel ballistic missile loaded with a hypersonic maneuverable controlled warhead.

The test-fire was aimed at verifying the gliding and maneuvering characteristics of intermediate-range hypersonic maneuverable controlled warhead and the reliability of newly developed multi-stage high-thrust solid-fuel engines.

It was successfully conducted.

The test-fire never affected the security of any neighboring country and had nothing to do with the regional situation.

The Missile Administration explained that the test is a part of the administration and its affiliated defence science institutes' regular activities for developing powerful weapon systems. -0-

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