April 13, 2024
KCNA KCNA.kp (En)

DPRK Missile Administration Succeeds in Test-fire of New-type Intermediate-range Hypersonic Missile

Date: 03/04/2024 | Source: KCNA.kp (En) | Read original version at source

Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) -- A test-fire of new-type intermediate-range hypersonic missile with another military strategic value was successfully conducted, amid the great heyday of development of the Juche-oriented defence industry that witnesses powerful absolute weaponry of Korean style being developed in succession thanks to the devoted efforts of defence scientists upholding with their steadfast faith and correct practice the plan and decision of the Workers’ Party of Korea to bolster up the national defence capability in every way at the highest level.

Kim Jong Un , general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), guided the first test-fire of Hwasongpho-16B, a new-type intermediate-range solid-fueled ballistic missile loaded with newly-developed hypersonic gliding warhead, on the spot on April 2.

Accompanying him was Kim Jong Sik, vice department director of the WPK Central Committee.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un was greeted on the spot by General Jang Chang Ha, general director of the Missile Administration, and leading officials in the field of defence science.

The test-fire was aimed at confirming the designed technical specifications of the new-type intermediate-range hypersonic missile as a whole and verifying the reliability of this weapon system.

It was conducted in the way of verifying the characteristics of gliding-skip flight orbit and cross-range maneuvering capability of the hypersonic glide vehicle (warhead) while confining its range to less 1 000 kilometers, in consideration of safety, and forcibly controlling the speed and altitude by means of delaying the start-up of the second-stage engine and rapidly changing the flight orbit in the active region.

The defence scientists were filled with the boundless pride of being scientists of the great military power, great confidence and militant enthusiasm as they were to conduct the test-fire of another powerful ultra-modern weapon firmly defending our state’s right to self-defence in the presence of Kim Jong Un again, who has personally blazed the ceaseless untrodden path to developing and perfecting ultra-modern weapons with his unshakable will and inexhaustible energy, out of the noble sense of responsibility for the destiny of the country and people, and devoted himself to their steady and rapid development.

Kim Jong Un went to the launching position and looked round the new-type intermediate-range solid-fueled ballistic missile Hwasongpho-16B loaded with a hypersonic glide warhead to learn in detail about the weapon system.

Then he mounted the command observation post and received a report on the plan for test-fire of the missile and issued an order to launch it.

General Jang Chang Ha guided the test-fire.

When a command was given, the high-tech missile was launched, fully demonstrating the military muscle of the Republic.

The hypersonic glide warhead, separated from the missile after its launch towards the northeast at an army unit's training field on the outskirts of Pyongyang Municipality, reached its first peak at the height of 101.1 kilometers and the second 72.3 kilometers while making 1 000-km-long flight as scheduled to accurately hit the waters of the East Sea of Korea.

The test-fire had no adverse effect on the security of neighboring countries.

The characteristics of the prompt and excellent maneuverability of the newly-developed hypersonic glide warhead was clearly proved through the test-fire and the important military strategic value of the new-type intermediate-range hypersonic missile was significantly appreciated through the verification under the most extreme test conditions.

Expressing great satisfaction over the result of the test-fire,

Kim Jong Un highly appreciated the feats of the officials, scientists and technicians in the field of defence science who carried out the order given by the Party most excellently, truthfully and perfectly by turning out with their do-or-die determination in the drive for developing the Juche-based weaponry to implement the strategic plan of the Party Central Committee and fully displaying their intense loyalty and patriotism.

He said with pride that another powerful strategic offensive weapon was developed to demonstrate the absolute advantage of our defence science and technology and thus we came to successfully implement the Party Central Committee’s three principles of building missile armed force for rapidly, accurately and powerfully striking any target in the enemy side worldwide by perfecting the project for putting all the tactical, operational and strategic missiles with various ranges on solid-fueled, warhead-controlled and nuclear warhead-carrying basis.

Noting that the current epoch-making success serves as a special event in which a great change will be brought about in enhancing the nuclear war deterrent of the armed forces of our Republic, he stressed that it is a precious outcome of the arduous struggle by our defence science institutes spanning nearly ten years, the demonstration of the validity of the WPK’s line of building the military capability for self-defence and a worthwhile victory won by our ability, wisdom and efforts.

Gravely referring to the military confrontational acts against the DPRK by the enemies who have recently run higher fever in boosting their military alliance and staging all sorts of war drills and thus threatened the security of our state every moment, he said that it is the most urgent task at present for our state to develop the overwhelming power capable of containing and controlling the enemies and that our defence science sector should continuously bring bigger successes, remaining more faithful to its historic duty to steadily improve the strongest national defence capacity.

He affirmed that the WPK will reliably defend the peace, prosperity and future of the country by steadily, rapidly and more thoroughly bolstering up the military capability for self-defence.

He set forth the strategic tasks for making continued leaping forward and innovations in the development of ultra-modern weapons by more signally strengthening the independence and modernity of the Juche-oriented military industry.

Inspired by his deep trust and militant encouragement, all the defence scientists hardened the firm determination to devote themselves with redoubled courage to the sacred struggle for further boosting the arsenal of the Juche revolution, true to the leadership of the Party Central Committee and thus bolster up the matchless national defence capability with serial successes in developing ultra-modern strategic and tactical weapon systems. -0-

www.kcna.kp (Juche113.4.3.)

More From KCNA.kp (En)

National Oratorical Meeting Held in DPRK

National Oratorical Meeting Held in DPRK

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- A national oratorical meeting took place at the People's Palace of Culture here on April 12 to mark

April 13, 2024

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- A national oratorical meeting took place at the People's Palace of Culture here on April 12 to mark

Art Groups of Women's Union Give Performance

Art Groups of Women's Union Give Performance

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- The art squad of the Central Committee of the Socialist Women's Union of Korea (SWUK) and art group

April 13, 2024

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- The art squad of the Central Committee of the Socialist Women's Union of Korea (SWUK) and art group

Floral Baskets to Statues of Great Leaders from Abroad

Floral Baskets to Statues of Great Leaders from Abroad

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- Foreign organizations and personages and overseas Koreans sent floral baskets to the statues of

April 13, 2024

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- Foreign organizations and personages and overseas Koreans sent floral baskets to the statues of

Celebration Meeting of Agricultural Workers in DPRK

Celebration Meeting of Agricultural Workers in DPRK

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- Agricultural workers and members of the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea (UAWK) met on Friday

April 13, 2024

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- Agricultural workers and members of the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea (UAWK) met on Friday

Floral Baskets to Statues of Great Leaders from Overseas Koreans

Floral Baskets to Statues of Great Leaders from Overseas Koreans

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- Organizations of overseas Koreans sent floral baskets to the statues of President Kim Il Sung and

April 13, 2024

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- Organizations of overseas Koreans sent floral baskets to the statues of President Kim Il Sung and

Peerlessly Great Man's Devoted Service for People

Peerlessly Great Man's Devoted Service for People

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK, is being turned into a world-class ideal city for the

April 13, 2024

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK, is being turned into a world-class ideal city for the

Chinese Party and Government Delegation Visits Friendship Tower

Chinese Party and Government Delegation Visits Friendship Tower

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- A party and government delegation of the People's Republic of China (PRC) headed by Zhao Leji,

April 13, 2024

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- A party and government delegation of the People's Republic of China (PRC) headed by Zhao Leji,

Opening Ceremony of

Opening Ceremony of "Year of DPRK-China Friendship" Held

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- An opening ceremony of the "year of DPRK-China friendship" took place at the East Pyongyang Grand

April 13, 2024

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- An opening ceremony of the "year of DPRK-China friendship" took place at the East Pyongyang Grand

Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex Sets New Production Record

Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex Sets New Production Record

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- The Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex in the DPRK has attained the highest results in the production

April 12, 2024

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- The Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex in the DPRK has attained the highest results in the production

Progress Made in Housing Construction

Progress Made in Housing Construction

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Soldier-builders of the Ministry of Public Security brigade in the DPRK completed the framework of

April 12, 2024

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Soldier-builders of the Ministry of Public Security brigade in the DPRK completed the framework of

Dancing Party of Korean Women

Dancing Party of Korean Women

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- A dancing party of women's union officials and members took place at the Arch of Triumph Plaza in

April 12, 2024

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- A dancing party of women's union officials and members took place at the Arch of Triumph Plaza in

Chinese Art Troupe Tours Pyongyang

Chinese Art Troupe Tours Pyongyang

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- A Chinese art troupe led by Director of the Art Department Ming Wenjun and Vice-Director of the

April 12, 2024

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- A Chinese art troupe led by Director of the Art Department Ming Wenjun and Vice-Director of the

Construction of Power Station Accelerated

Construction of Power Station Accelerated

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- North Hwanghae Province of the DPRK speeds up the construction of the Sinphyong Power Station.

April 12, 2024

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- North Hwanghae Province of the DPRK speeds up the construction of the Sinphyong Power Station.

33rd April Spring Friendship Art Festival Opens in DPRK

33rd April Spring Friendship Art Festival Opens in DPRK

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- The 33rd April Spring Friendship Art Festival was opened in Pyongyang, the capital city of Juche

April 12, 2024

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- The 33rd April Spring Friendship Art Festival was opened in Pyongyang, the capital city of Juche

Birth Anniversary of President Kim Il Sung Celebrated Abroad

Birth Anniversary of President Kim Il Sung Celebrated Abroad

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- The International Alliance of Societies for the Study of the Juche Idea and Songun Policy in East

April 12, 2024

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- The International Alliance of Societies for the Study of the Juche Idea and Songun Policy in East

More Articles