October 23, 2021

North Korea tested new ‘hypersonic missile’: state media

DPRK military hails successful test launch of new ‘Hwasong-8’ system

North Korea tested a new “hypersonic missile” called the Hwasong-8, state media reported Wednesday morning, describing the launch conducted the previous day a success.

Top military official and politburo presidium member Pak Jong Chon oversaw the test along with defense science industry officials, but DPRK leader Kim Jong Un was not mentioned in the Rodong Sinmun report.