August 11, 2022

N. Korea claims successful intermediate-range ballistic missile test launch

Hwasong-12 flew 787km at 2111.5km: KCNA

North Korea claimed to have successfully test launched an intermediate range ballistic missile – the Hwasong-12 – during the early hours of Sunday morning, an article released by state media said on Monday morning.

Confirmation of the test, which followed multiple government responses to initial news of Sunday’s test, came with technical details in the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) dispatch that said the launch was carried out at the “highest angle” and was aimed at assessing the “tactical and technological specifications” of the missile.