16th January 2022
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War risk posed by North Korea’s hypersonic missile test

By Team YourCoimbatore on 7th January 2022
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The North Korean government confirmed that North Korea had tested a missile a day after suspicions arose that it was a hypersonic missile.

North Korea’s confirmation of the test of the strategically important hypersonic missiles has caused global concern. North Korea launched a hypersonic missile in September last year. North Korean state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the country’s security forces fired shots with a “hypersonic gliding warhead” at a target 700 km away.

Hypersonic missiles fly at low altitudes; they can travel five times faster than sound. It is noteworthy, therefore, that it is almost impossible to detect them. KCNA did not provide details on the speed of the new missile, which was launched on Wednesday. It was capable of carrying conventional and nuclear weapons.

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