North Korea promotes new five-year military plan amid heightening tensions with Seoul

by Jon Grevatt & Andrew MacDonald

North Korea's launch in late September of a claimed hypersonic missile shone light on the country's five-year plan to develop ‘defence science and weapon systems'.

While few details have been released about the plan, Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the hypersonic missile – named Hwasong-8 – is one of the plan's “five top-priority tasks”.

The disclosure came during a period of heightened tensions with South Korea, with both countries announcing and progressing plans to develop several new missile systems.

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North Korea's launch in late September of a claimed hypersonic missile shone light on the country's ...

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