North Korea : Newly developed anti-aircraft missile fired
North Korea said it test-fired a new anti-aircraft missile, its fourth weapons test in under a month. The latest test comes days after North Korea launched a new hypersonic missile which is believed to have nuclear capabilities.
The Academy of Defence Science, a military weapons developer, said the test was aimed at confirming the practical functionality of the missile’s launcher, radar, comprehensive battle command vehicle and combat performance.
Anti-aircraft missiles are much smaller than the ballistic missiles the North is banned from developing under UN resolutions, and harder to detect from afar.