North Korea has tested a high-powered solid-propellant engine that experts say will enable it to launch ballistic missiles faster and more agile.
This was reported by the Reuters agency , European Truth reports.
The test, overseen by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was conducted on Thursday at North Korea’s Sohe test site, which was used to test missile technology, North Korea’s official news agency KCNA reported Friday.
Experts say the test is likely aimed at developing a new solid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), given the thrust of the engine, which North Korea says is “the first of its kind” in the country.
North Korea is working on solid rockets that are more stable and can be launched with little to no warning or lead time.
Recall that in December the EU decided to impose additional sanctions against 8 individuals and 4 legal entities responsible for the development of ballistic missiles by North Korea or involved in this process.
The United States also expanded the list of sanctions against the DPRK on December 2 after another missile test by Pyongyang.
Source : Європейська правда