Seoul Refutes North Korea’s Claim Of Hypersonic Missile Test

North Korea describes the missile launched Jan. 5 as a "hypersonic glide vehicle."
Credit: KCNA
SINGAPORE/SEOUL—The South Korean defense ministry has played down Pyongyang’s claim that it successfully tested a hypersonic missile on Jan. 5, saying that North Korea had instead launched a Maneuverable Reentry Vehicle (MARV). South Korean officials told local media that the North had “exaggerated”...
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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