Míssil hipersónico da Coreia do Norte infographic
A infografia mostra os sistemas de mísseis hipersónicos da Coreia do Norte.


Coreia do Norte dispara míssil hipersónico

By Phil Bainbridge

January 6, 2022 - A Coreia do Norte disparou uma "ogiva hipersónica deslizante" que se separou do foguetão propulsor e manobrou 120km lateralmente antes de "atingir com precisão" um alvo a 700km de distância, segundo noticia a KCNA, a agência noticiosa norte-coreana.

Using what appeared to be a Hwasong-12 variant rocket booster, the missile was launched from Chagang-Do by the Academy of Defence Science. The hypersonic gliding warhead detached from the booster and manoeuvred for around 120km before hitting its target.

Hypersonic missiles are designed to fly lower than conventional ballistic missiles to avoid radar detection, and travelling at more than Mach 3, change velocity and direction to evade anti-missile defences.

PUBLISHED: 06/01/2022; STORY: Graphic News