A test firing of what North Korean media reported as a hypersonic missile is seen at an undisclosed location on January 5. It was followed less than a week later by another launch. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
A test firing of what North Korean media reported as a hypersonic missile is seen at an undisclosed location on January 5. It was followed less than a week later by another launch. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
North Korea

North Korea ‘hypersonic’ missile launch prompted US to pause flights

  • The weapon test – Pyongyang’s second in less than a week – achieved Mach 10 speeds, South Korea’s military said
  • The launch may have been timed to coincide with a UN Security Council meeting to ‘maximise political impact’, one researcher says

Topic |   North Korea
A test firing of what North Korean media reported as a hypersonic missile is seen at an undisclosed location on January 5. It was followed less than a week later by another launch. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
A test firing of what North Korean media reported as a hypersonic missile is seen at an undisclosed location on January 5. It was followed less than a week later by another launch. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
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