North Korea test Newly Developed Hypersonic Missile

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North Korea launch the missile towards the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military said as Pyongyang called on the United States and South Korea to piece their "double standards" on weapons program to restart diplomatic talks

The projectile North Korea fired off the east seashore on Tuesday was a newly developed hypersonic missile, state news media KCNA reported on Wednesday, the latest in a series of new weapons tested by the reclusive state.

North Korea launch the missile towards the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said as Pyongyang called on the United States and South Korea to piece their “double standards” on weapons program to restart diplomatic talks.

The development of the weapon system grow North Korea’s defense power, KCNA said, describing the hypersonic missile as a “strategic weapon.”

Unlike ballistic missiles that fly into outer space before go back on sharp trajectories, hypersonic weapons fly towards targets at lower altitudes and can achieve more than five times the speed of Sound- or about 6,200 km per hour (3,853 miles per hour).

The test could mean the North is unite an accelerating race to deploy the weapon now presume the United states, Russia and China.

North Korea has been steadily evolve its weapons systems amid an impasse over talks aimed at dismantling its Nuclear and Ballistic Missile arsenals in return for US Sanction relief.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un did not inspect the launch, according to the report.

“In the first-test-launch, national defense scientists confirmed the wayfinding control and strength of the missile,” the report said.

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