North Korea Tests Improved ‘Hypersonic Glide Vehicle’

North Korea fired the unnamed missile on the morning of Jan.11 local time.
Credit: KCNA
SINGAPORE/SEOUL—North Korea claims that it successfully test fired a “hypersonic missile” on the morning of Jan. 11 that was carrying an improved “hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV).” North Korean state news agency KCNA said its “HGV” glide jumped for 600 km (373 mi.) before executing an off-azimuth...
Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is the Southeast Asia and China Editor for the Aviation Week Network’s (AWN) Air Transport World (ATW) and the Asia-Pacific Defense Correspondent for AWN, joining the team in 2017.

Kim Minseok

Kim Minseok covers South Korean defense. He has worked as a journalist for South Korean military magazines Military Review and Defense Times. Mr Kim is also a research fellow at the Korea Defense and Security Forum, a think tank.

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