April 23, 2024

North Korea says Kim Jong Un led test of new ‘Hwasong-16B’ hypersonic missile

Solid-fuel intermediate-range ballistic missile allows DPRK to launch nukes 'quickly, accurately and powerfully'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guided a successful test of the new “Hwasong-16B” hypersonic intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) on Tuesday, according to state media.

The Rodong Sinmun reported Wednesday that the inaugural test of the solid-fuel missile, equipped with a “newly-developed hypersonic gliding flight warhead,” demonstrated technology that can improve survivability of all the country’s nuclear missiles.

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