A photo released by KCNA shows a hypersonic missile being test-fired in Jagang Province, North Korea. Photo: KCNA VIA KNS / AFP A photo released by KCNA shows a hypersonic missile being test-fired in Jagang Province, North Korea. Photo: KCNA VIA KNS / AFP
A photo released by KCNA shows a hypersonic missile being test-fired in Jagang Province, North Korea. Photo: KCNA VIA KNS / AFP
North Korea

North Korea claims it tested hypersonic missile to boost defence capabilities a ‘thousand-fold’

  • Hypersonic missiles move far faster and are more agile than standard ones, making them much harder for missile defence systems to intercept
  • But experts say Pyongyang’s technology is not comparable to the US, Russia or China and it may be ‘bluffing’ about the success of its weapons test

Topic |   North Korea
A photo released by KCNA shows a hypersonic missile being test-fired in Jagang Province, North Korea. Photo: KCNA VIA KNS / AFP A photo released by KCNA shows a hypersonic missile being test-fired in Jagang Province, North Korea. Photo: KCNA VIA KNS / AFP
A photo released by KCNA shows a hypersonic missile being test-fired in Jagang Province, North Korea. Photo: KCNA VIA KNS / AFP
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