January 22, 2022
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Academy of Defence Science test-fires a new type of hypersonic missile

Date: 29/09/2021 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

The Academy of Defence Science of the DPRK test-fired its newly-developed Hwasong 8 hypersonic missile in Toyang-ri of Ryongnim County, Jagang Province, on Tuesday morning.

Pak Jong Chon, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, watched the test-launch together with leading officials in the sector of national defence science.

The development of the hypersonic missile, one of the five top-priority tasks facing the strategic weapon sector in the five-year plan for developing defence science and weapon system set forth at the Eighth Congress of the WPK, has been pushed forward according to a sequential, scientific and reliable development process.

The development of this weapon system which has been carried on as a top priority under the special interest of the Party Central Committee is of great strategic significance in markedly boosting the independent power of ultra-modern defence science and technology of the country and in increasing the nation's capabilities for self-defence in every way.

In the first test-launch, the defence scientists confirmed the flight manoeuvrability and stability of the missile in the active section and its technical specifications including the guide manoeuvrability and gliding flight characteristics of the detached hypersonic gliding warhead.

They also ascertained the stability of the missile fuel ampoule that has been introduced for the first time and the motor as well.

The test results proved that all the technical specifications met the design requirements.

Pak Jong Chon referred to the strategic importance of the development of the hypersonic missile and its deployment for action and the military significance of turning all missile fuel systems into ampoules.

He called on all the defence science research teams and munitions workers to rise up in higher spirits to implement the decisions made at the Eighth Party Congress true to the WPK’s policy of prioritizing defence science and technology and thus continue to make greater successes in the efforts to increase the country's defence capabilities tremendously.

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