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South Korean General Staff: North Korean Hwaseong-8 missile is under development

South Korean General Staff: North Korean Hwaseong-8 missile is under development



The DPRK's hypersonic missile "Hwaseong-8" is still being developed and its interception is possible. This was announced by the General Staff of the South Korean Armed Forces.


We will remind, the North Korean authorities earlier announced the start of testing a new hypersonic missile "Hwaseong-8", which was developed as part of a five-year military plan adopted in January 2021. The DPRK noted that the development of a modern defense system is of strategic importance for the country.


Ammunition testing was carried out in Chagando province. Experts have checked the characteristics of the new rocket, the speed of which was about three Machs. That is why the South Korean side has come to the conclusion that at present, Hwaseong-8 does not pose a real threat.

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