DPRK Develops, Tests New-Type Solid-Fuel Engines For Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles: KCNA
SEOUL, Nov 15 (NNN-YONHAP) – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), has developed new-type high-thrust solid-fuel engines, for intermediate-range ballistic missiles, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported today.
The country’s missile industry successfully conducted the first ground jet tests, of the first-stage engine and the second-stage engine on Nov 11 and 14 respectively, the report said.
The recent tests were aimed at evaluating the technical specifications of the newly developed engines for intermediate-range ballistic missiles, the report said.
The tests were “an essential process for further enhancing the strategic offensive capabilities of the DPRK’s armed forces, in light of the grave and unstable security environment facing the country, and the future military situation in the region,” KCNA reported.