Moon Hails Development of New Ballistic Missile

  • By Ahn Jun-yong

    July 24, 2020 12:09

    President Moon Jae-in toured the Agency for Defense Development in Daejeon on Thursday to look at South Korea's latest high-tech weapons, including the Hyunmu-4 ballistic missile.

    The Hyunmu-4 has a range of 800 km, making it capable of striking targets in North Korea while carrying a two-ton payload. Moon's visit came ahead of the 50th anniversary of the ADD on Aug. 6.

    President Moon Jae-in speaks at the Agency for Defense Development in Daejeon on Thursday. /Newsis

    Speaking to researchers, Moon said, "It is highly reassuring to see high-tech strategic weapons with world-class accuracy and destructive capabilities. I have to mind my words in front of the cameras due to security concerns, but I would like to congratulate you on succeeding in the development of a ballistic missile capable of carrying a comparable payload to many of the world's best."

    A test launch in March failed, but a later secret test launch seems to have succeeded.

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