Gov't to Speed up Hypersonic-Missile Development

  • Arirang News

    August 06, 2020 08:45

    Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo on Wednesday promised to speed up the development of hypersonic missiles and unmanned stealth aircraft.

    Speaking at an event in Daejeon marking the 50th anniversary of the Agency for Defense Development, Jeong said, "The military will accelerate the development of high-tech weapons such as hypersonic missiles, high-power warheads and Korea's satellite navigation system.

    An unmanned stealth aircraft is on display at a facility in Taean, South Chungcheong Province on Monday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Agency for Defense Development. /Yonhap

    He also hailed the recent successful development of ballistic missiles that can carry the world's heaviest payloads to a reasonably far range.

    The Hyunmu-4 ballistic missiles can fly 800 km with a payload of up to 2 tons. He expressed confidence that they will boost the military's ability to maintain peace on the Korean Peninsula.

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