A source reported that North Korea made an internal summary (evaluation) on the 5th that it had mastered and completed two core technologies planned through a hypersonic missile launch test (experiment).
Hypersonic missiles are weapons with a speed of Mach 5 or higher (6,120 km per hour, five times the speed of sound) and are evaluated as the next-generation weapon that will neutralize the missile defense system (MD).
According to an insider inside Daily NK on the 7th, the North Korean military authorities cited ▲stable flight in the second stage development test for each type of gliding combat unit as the biggest achievement of this launch, and ▲completion of missile fuel system ampoule (ampoules/sealable containers) as the biggest achievement.
It is noted here that the first step is the second step. If ‘guided technology’ was verified through the first test launch in September last year, this means that the second test focused on ‘gliding flight (expressed as ‘inflection’ in the military).
In other words, through the first and second tests, North Korea tried to complete a weapon system capable of fast and anomalous maneuvers while accurately detecting and striking the target point.
Regarding this, the source said, “This is the second-stage development test conducted according to the development direction of a diversified hypersonic missile with tactical and technical specifications and control performance of the glide flight combat team.” It is read that it intends to produce hypersonic weapons with various performances through continuous testing in the future.
‘Completion of amplification’ is also an important point from North Korea’s point of view. It is evaluated as “our-style missile fuel system suitable for the characteristics of the four seasons”. In other words, the North Korean military authorities believe that it can disable the South Korean and US missile defense systems because it has a system that can fire any projectile anytime, anywhere.
Regarding the reason for choosing a hypersonic weapon as the first test launch of the new year, the source said, “The intention is to open the door to a successful test launch this year, the second year of the five-year development in defense science. It is also meaningful as a gift of loyalty from scientists and researchers in the field of defense science research to celebrate the anniversary of the anniversary of the outbreak of the war.”
In fact, the North Korean authorities are planning to raise military titles one by one to those involved in the hypersonic missile research and launch, and to award national medals and commendations.
In addition, the sources say that the defense and munitions industries praised this achievement, saying, ‘We must never stop developing weapons even while our enemies are tightening our economic belts’.
This is a re-emphasis on his strong will to carry out technical research, development, and test launch, in accordance with his own five-year timetable, regardless of internal and external circumstances.
Accordingly, as Chairman Kim declared at the 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea last year, in addition to hypersonic missiles, there is a possibility that super-large nuclear warheads, solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), nuclear submarines and underwater-launched nuclear weapons will be tested soon.
Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.
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