North Korea tests hypersonic missile “Hwasong-8”
North Korea A new hypersonic missile named successfully test-fired Hwaseong-8, In a bid to enhance the nation’s capabilities for self-defense. The missile was one of the five most important new weapon systems set by North Korea in its five-year military development plan. This was the country’s third missile test in a month. Earlier it tested a new type of cruise missile, as well as a new train-launched ballistic missile system.
Hypersonic missiles fly at a lower altitude than ballistic weapon systems and can achieve speeds of more than five times the speed of sound, limiting the interception capabilities of adversaries.
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