North Korea says it tested Hypersonic Missile

Seoul, South Korea: North Korea has successfully tested a hypersonic gliding missile, state media reported Wednesday, in what would be the nuclear-armed nation’s latest advance in weapons technology.

Tuesday’s launch was of “great strategic significance”, the official Korean Central News Agency said, as North Korea seeks to increase its defence capabilities a “thousand-fold”.

Hypersonic missiles move far faster and are more nimble than ordinary ones, making them much harder for missile defence systems — on which the US is spending billions — to intercept.