A long-range missile fired from its capital region around 10 am flew about 1,000 km at a maximum altitude of 6,000 km before landing in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
SEOUL: North Korea conducted its first intercontinental ballistic missile test in three months on Wednesday, two days after it threatened “shocking” consequences to protest what it called provocative US reconnaissance activity near its territory.
Some experts say North Korea likely tested its developmental, road-mobile Hwasong-18 ICBM, a type of solid-fuel weapon that is harder to detect and intercept than the North’s other liquid-fuel ICBMs.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un previously called the Hwasong-18 his most powerful nuclear weapon.
A long-range North Korean missile fired from its capital region around 10 am flew about 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) at a maximum altitude of 6,000 kilometres (3,730 miles) before landing in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, according to South Korean and Japanese assessments. They said the missile was launched on a high angle, in an apparent attempt to avoid neighbouring countries