North Korea: Regime claims second successful test of hypersonic missile

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“North Korea fired a ‘hypersonic missile’ this week that successfully hit a target, state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday, its second such test as the country pursues new military capabilities amid stalled denuclearisation talks. The launch on Wednesday was the first by North Korea since October and was detected by several militaries in the region, drawing criticism from governments in the United States, South Korea, and Japan. North Korea first tested a hypersonic missile in September, joining a race headed by major military powers to deploy the advanced weapons system.” (01/06/22)