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North Korea says it tested hypersonic missile | Nuclear Weapons News
September 29, 2021/0 Comments/in Aljazeera News/
The weapon North Korea fired off its east coast on Tuesday morning was a newly-developed hypersonic missile, state media said, in the latest advance in weaponry for the nuclear-armed nation.
The development of the weapon system increases North Korea’s defence capabilities, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Wednesday, describing the missile as a “strategic weapon”.
The official Rodong Sinmun newspaper carried a picture of the weapon – with a set of guidance fins at the base of its nose cone – ascending into the morning sky.
North Korea has been steadily developing its military arsenal amid an impasse over talks aimed at dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile arsenals in return for relief on sanctions that have crippled its economy.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not attend the launch, which was watched by top official Pak Jong Chon, KCNA said.
“In the first test-launch, national defence scientists confirmed the navigational control and stability of the missile,” it said.
It said the missile, called Hwasong-8, performed to its technical targets “including the guiding manoeuvrability and the gliding flight characteristics of the detached hypersonic gliding warhead”.
The Hwasong series missiles use liquid propellant engines, according to Ankit Panda, a senior fellow at the US-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
“This is the first test of a liquid propellant missile in North Korea since November 2017,” he said in a post on Twitter.
The test was the third by North Korea this month, with South Korea also developing increasingly sophisticated weaponry. On September 15, both countries tested ballistic missiles only hours apart. On Tuesday, Seoul held a ceremony to launch its third submarine capable of carrying submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
“Because of their speed and varied trajectories, hypersonic missiles are hard to detect, track and defend against,” Leif-Eric Easley, associate professor of international studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, said in an email.
“Advancements in fueling are intended to allow Pyongyang to fire the missiles quickly, making them more difficult for other countries to preemptively target and destroy before launch. It is unlikely that North Korea has reliably developed all the technologies its propaganda claims. However, if Pyongyang manages to fit a nuclear warhead on even a rudimentary hypersonic, it would be a dangerous weapon because it wouldn’t have to be extremely accurate to threaten the nearby metropolis of Seoul.”
‘Predictable’
South Korea has been trying to entice the North back to engagement; however, talks on denuclearisation have stalled since 2019 after the collapse of a summit between Kim and former US President Donald Trump.
North Korea said last week it was willing to consider another summit with South Korea if mutual respect between the neighbours could be assured, following South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s call for a declaration to formally end the 1950-1953 Korean War.
South Korea’s military announced the launch shortly after it happened on Tuesday but did not reveal the missile’s maximum altitude and flight distance, information that it usually makes available within about an hour.
South Korean media reports cited unidentified sources as saying the projectile had “different flight features” from previous launches and President Moon Jae-in called for “comprehensive analysis” of the launch. Japan said it was a ballistic missile.
North Korea, which invaded South Korea in 1950, is under multiple sets of international sanctions over its banned nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes. It has already tested a long-range cruise missile and a train-launched ballistic missile this month.
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The United States has repeatedly said it is willing to meet North Korean officials anywhere, at any time, without preconditions, in its efforts to resume negotiations on denuclearisation. It condemned Tuesday’s launch as a sanctions violation and a threat to the international community.
Lim Eul-chul, a professor at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies at Kyungnam University, said that North Korea was looking to use its weapons development “as a means to make room for diplomatic manoeuvering as well as enhancing military posture”.
Lim said he expected more launches in the future.
“In a way, the North’s recent behaviour is very predictable,” he told the AFP news agency.
“They had signalled military actions and are now executing them step by step.”

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North Korea says it tested hypersonic missile | Nuclear Weapons News
September 29, 2021/0 Comments/in Aljazeera News/
The weapon North Korea fired off its east coast on Tuesday morning was a newly-developed hypersonic missile, state media said, in the latest advance in weaponry for the nuclear-armed nation.
The development of the weapon system increases North Korea’s defence capabilities, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Wednesday, describing the missile as a “strategic weapon”.
The official Rodong Sinmun newspaper carried a picture of the weapon – with a set of guidance fins at the base of its nose cone – ascending into the morning sky.
North Korea has been steadily developing its military arsenal amid an impasse over talks aimed at dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile arsenals in return for relief on sanctions that have crippled its economy.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not attend the launch, which was watched by top official Pak Jong Chon, KCNA said.
“In the first test-launch, national defence scientists confirmed the navigational control and stability of the missile,” it said.
It said the missile, called Hwasong-8, performed to its technical targets “including the guiding manoeuvrability and the gliding flight characteristics of the detached hypersonic gliding warhead”.
The Hwasong series missiles use liquid propellant engines, according to Ankit Panda, a senior fellow at the US-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
“This is the first test of a liquid propellant missile in North Korea since November 2017,” he said in a post on Twitter.
The test was the third by North Korea this month, with South Korea also developing increasingly sophisticated weaponry. On September 15, both countries tested ballistic missiles only hours apart. On Tuesday, Seoul held a ceremony to launch its third submarine capable of carrying submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
“Because of their speed and varied trajectories, hypersonic missiles are hard to detect, track and defend against,” Leif-Eric Easley, associate professor of international studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, said in an email.
“Advancements in fueling are intended to allow Pyongyang to fire the missiles quickly, making them more difficult for other countries to preemptively target and destroy before launch. It is unlikely that North Korea has reliably developed all the technologies its propaganda claims. However, if Pyongyang manages to fit a nuclear warhead on even a rudimentary hypersonic, it would be a dangerous weapon because it wouldn’t have to be extremely accurate to threaten the nearby metropolis of Seoul.”
‘Predictable’
South Korea has been trying to entice the North back to engagement; however, talks on denuclearisation have stalled since 2019 after the collapse of a summit between Kim and former US President Donald Trump.
North Korea said last week it was willing to consider another summit with South Korea if mutual respect between the neighbours could be assured, following South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s call for a declaration to formally end the 1950-1953 Korean War.
South Korea’s military announced the launch shortly after it happened on Tuesday but did not reveal the missile’s maximum altitude and flight distance, information that it usually makes available within about an hour.
South Korean media reports cited unidentified sources as saying the projectile had “different flight features” from previous launches and President Moon Jae-in called for “comprehensive analysis” of the launch. Japan said it was a ballistic missile.
North Korea, which invaded South Korea in 1950, is under multiple sets of international sanctions over its banned nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes. It has already tested a long-range cruise missile and a train-launched ballistic missile this month.
INTERACTIVE-North-Korea-South-Korea-brief-history-infographic-history.png
(Al Jazeera)
The United States has repeatedly said it is willing to meet North Korean officials anywhere, at any time, without preconditions, in its efforts to resume negotiations on denuclearisation. It condemned Tuesday’s launch as a sanctions violation and a threat to the international community.
Lim Eul-chul, a professor at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies at Kyungnam University, said that North Korea was looking to use its weapons development “as a means to make room for diplomatic manoeuvering as well as enhancing military posture”.
Lim said he expected more launches in the future.
“In a way, the North’s recent behaviour is very predictable,” he told the AFP news agency.
“They had signalled military actions and are now executing them step by step.”

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Highly doubtful they have the capacity to develop a hypersonic missile, but, if true, a major escalation.
 

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Could there be any Chinese cooperation in North Korea developing Hypersonic vehicles? I find it almost impossible to believe that a nation cut off from the entire globe, constantly under sanctions, is somehow able to produce top end tech like hypersonic vehicles.
 

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Could there be any Chinese cooperation in North Korea developing Hypersonic vehicles? I find it almost impossible to believe that a nation cut off from the entire globe, constantly under sanctions, is somehow able to produce top end tech like hypersonic vehicles.
North Korea is boasting.
Why should China help North Korea acquire such weapons? What benefits can China get?
 

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Could there be any Chinese cooperation in North Korea developing Hypersonic vehicles? I find it almost impossible to believe that a nation cut off from the entire globe, constantly under sanctions, is somehow able to produce top end tech like hypersonic vehicles.
Russia is more likely to transfer advanced technologies to DPRK to be honest. There is evidence in this regard.





China is sensible in regards to DPRK.
 

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they can disguise a hypersonic missile as a ballistic missile, with a half ballistic trajectory and when the target think they can stop the bm, change the path and hit hard.
 

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Could there be any Chinese cooperation in North Korea developing Hypersonic vehicles? I find it almost impossible to believe that a nation cut off from the entire globe, constantly under sanctions, is somehow able to produce top end tech like hypersonic vehicles.

To be fair, there are plenty of North Korean international students studied aerodynamics in China, and many of their military stuff use taobaoed civil parts from China.

So you can say China help them building these stuff passively/indirectly to an extend, but not actively/directly, and since NK don't have the necessary industry to build advanced weapon systems such that they resorted to Taobao stuff, so many of these stuff they built are not up to military grade quality.
 

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So you can say China help them building these stuff passively/indirectly to an extend, but not actively/directly, and since NK don't have the necessary industry to build advanced weapon systems such that they resorted to Taobao stuff, so many of these stuff they built are not up to military grade quality.

That's why I am very surprised. They lack the technical base to build a Hypersonic anything. Let alone a functional projectile. Do you have any more details on it?
 

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That's why I am very surprised. They lack the technical base to build a Hypersonic anything. Let alone a functional projectile. Do you have any more details on it?

Well they do get some help from China to an extend, the warhead of their hypersonic weapon look like DF-15, and it is just look like that, there are lots taobaoed components within it, so in case of warfare, I dont think you needs to worry too much about them.

They have also hired some ex-Soviet missile experts, one of their long range missile looks almost identical to an 1960 era Soviet missile design.

China also helped Iran's missile program indirectly, they built and tested some anti-ship ballistic missiles years ago, Iran also have the technology of DF-15 or similiar stuff, and NK have quite some technology cooperation with Iran so maybe thats one of the source they get.

I must say it is in China's interests to let NK to do some dirty works as a balance-and-check in East Asia.

And I must say, it may also be the interests of the US to let NK work like this, so the SK/Japan, for their security concern, must be more or less cave in to US's demand.
 

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