North Korea's media announced on Tuesday that the projectile that the regime tested on the eve is a hypersonic missile that hit a target located "at 1,000 kilometers" away and that the test was chaired by the leader Kim Jong-a, who It was not present in a weapon essay almost two years.
As detailed by the newspaper Rondong, the hypersonic glidant warranty of the missile "traced" his career after traveling 600 kilometers and "executed a 240-kilometer brusque twist maneuver" before "hitting the goal in waters at 1,000 kilometers" from the point of launch In the sea of Japan (called East Sea in the two Koreas).
The article adds that Kim Jong-a "observed the hypersonic missile test carried out at the National Academy of Defense Sciences", which is the first time that North Korean Marshal is present in a missile essay since March 2020.
Photos published by Rodong show Kim following the development of the test from a control center disposed inside a large vehicle in the company of Jo Yong-Won, which together with the leader is one of the five Presidium members of the Politburo of the workers' parties.
The piece adds that "the test aimed at the final verification of the general technical specifications of the hypersonic armament system developed" and that thanks to the test "the excellent maneuverability of the hypersonic combat glide unit has been confirmed more clearly."
On the eve, the South Korean army rated the launched by North Korea as a ballistic missile that ran around 700 kilometers and reached a maximum speed of around Mach 10 (10 times the speed of sound).
Although he considered that this projectile showed improvements with respect to another similar that Pionyang launched on January 5, Seoul considers the affirmations of the regime exaggerated and argues that still lacks the technology (including the type of warhead carrying the missile) of what It is considered a hypersonic missile.
The one on the eve has been the second North Korean weapons test in less than a week and arrives after Kim Jong-a will show again in a speech an apparent disinterest for trying to resume the conversations on denuclearization with the US stagnant since 2019.
The United States authorities suspend the takeoff of flights for a few minutes from some airports on the US west coast for the launch of the North Korean missile, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported Tuesday.
In a statement, the FAA explained that "he paused temporarily" on Monday night the outings of some flights, although the operations resumed at 15 minutes.
The US Aviation Authority indicated that they usually adopt precautionary measures, without offering more details.
The White House spokesman, Jen Psaki, told reporters on a statements on Tuesday that Washington condemns the launch of that "ballistic missile", which did not suppose an "immediate" threat to the United States. Or for its allies in the region .
He recalled that the shot of this projectile violates the resolutions of the UN Security Council.
"We urge the DPRK (in reference to North Korea) that refrain from more provocations and that is implied in a subsequent and sustained dialogue," the spokeswoman pointed out.Updated Date: 12 January 2022, 00:04