March 04, 2021

North Korea conducts solid missile fuel test

Pyongyang moves toward missiles with low preparation times, making them harder to detect

North Korea conducted a test for solid missile fuel on Thursday, a capability which could shorten launch preparation times, making detection more difficult.

Pyongyang’s Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Kim Jong Un directed the test, which focused on a “jet of high-power solid-fuel rocket engine” and missile stage separation.