North Korea test-fires new-type tactical ballistic missile: KCNA

by IANS |

Seoul, July 2 (IANS)The Missile Administration of North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), successfully conducted a test-fire of a new-type tactical ballistic missile Hwasongpho-11Da-4.5, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Tuesday.

The new-type tactical ballistic missile can carry a "4.5 ton-class super-large warhead," according to a report by KCNA, reports Xinhua news agency.

By using a missile tipped with a simulated heavy warhead, the test-fire was designed to verify its flight stability and hit accuracy at a maximum range of 500 km and a minimum range of 90 km, the report said.

The DPRK Missile Administration will further test-fire the new-type tactical ballistic missile this month, in a bid to verify its flight characteristics, hit accuracy and explosion power of super-large warhead at a medium range of 250 km, the report added.

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