Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

North Korea’s Hypersonic Missile Test Ends in Mid-Air Explosion

North Korea's Hypersonic Missile Test Ends in Mid-Air Explosion
North Korea's Hypersonic Missile Test Ends in Mid-Air Explosion

North Korea tried to launch a hypersonic missile early Wednesday morning, but it exploded in mid-air over the East Sea. The missile was fired from Pyongyang around 5:30 a.m. and flew about 155 miles before breaking apart and scattering debris into the sea. South Korean and U.S. intelligence are still looking into why it failed, but it appears North Korea was testing a new type of fast missile.

In April, North Korea had claimed success in testing a new solid-fuel intermediate-range hypersonic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads. This development raises concerns due to the missile’s potential range, which could extend to U.S. military installations in Guam.

Solid-fuel propulsion allows for faster transport and launch compared to liquid-fueled missiles, while hypersonic speeds and mid-flight maneuverability pose challenges for defense systems.

North Korea's Hypersonic Missile Test Ends in Mid-Air Explosion

North Korea’s Hypersonic Missile Test Ends in Mid-Air Explosion

The missile test coincides with broader geopolitical tensions. Recently, North Korea signed a mutual defense pact with Russia during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Pyongyang, adding to international unease. Additionally, North Korea criticized the presence of the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in South Korea, calling it provocative and threatening to demonstrate new deterrent capabilities in response.

Further escalating tensions, North Korea has resumed its practice of sending balloons across the border into South Korea. These balloons, carrying debris and even excrement, are part of ongoing provocations following anti-Pyongyang messages sent by North Korean defectors.

In response, South Korea has intermittently resumed loudspeaker broadcasts at the border, further intensifying the military posturing between the two Koreas.

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) remains a focal point of tension, with recent incidents including multiple North Korean border crossings prompting South Korean military responses. Despite these incidents, officials suggest the crossings may have been unintentional amidst increased construction activities by North Korea near the DMZ following its withdrawal from a bilateral military agreement with South Korea.

Click to comment
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

We’re dedicated to providing you the most authenticated news. We’re working to turn our passion for the political industry into a booming online news portal.

You May Also Like

Entertainment

Actress Emma D’Arcy is from the British rebellion. She has only appeared in a small number of movies and TV shows. It might be...

Entertainment

Jennifer Coolidge Is Pregnant: Jennifer Coolidge Audrey Coolidge is a comedian and actress from the United States. Many of her followers are wondering if...

News

Spoilers! The demon Akaza from Kimetsu no Yaiba dies in the eleventh arc of the manga and the one responsible for his death is...

Entertainment

The young YouTube star Emily Canham has recently been seen making headlines for her amazing work and her journey. She started from scratch and...