Hypersonic Missile Current Affairs, GK & News

North Korea Hwasong-12 missile

North Korea launched its Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile on January 30, 2022. Highlights Month of January was one of the busiest months of missile tests for North Korea. With the launch of Hwasong-12, the country highlights efforts of ensuring its reliable systems for delivery of nuclear warheads. Testing schedule started with the launch of new ..

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North Korea Railway-borne missile

North Korea recently tested the railway-borne missile. With this, North Korea has tested three missiles in January 2022 amidst rising tensions with the US. This has pushed for fresh sanctions by the US. About the Missile Test The railway-borne missile recently tested by the North is a ballistic missile. The missiles that were tested previously ..

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North Korea Hypersonic Missile

North Korea fired a “hypersonic missile” on January 5, 2022, that successfully hit a target. Key Points It was North Korea’s second such test, as the country pursues new military capabilities because of stalled denuclearisation talks. The launch by North Korea was the first since October 2021. It was detected by several militaries in the ..

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US successfully tests Hypersonic Missile Technology

The United States has successfully tested the hypersonic missile technology on October 20, 2021. Highlights Hypersonic Missile Technology is a new weapons system which is already being deployed by Russia and China. The test was conducted at a NASA facility in Wallops, Virginia. It is a significant step in development of a Navy-designed common hypersonic ..

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Report: China tested Nuclear Capable Hypersonic Missile

As per report of financial times, China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August 2021, demonstrating an advanced space capability. Findings of the report As per report, launch of the missile was kept secret by China. The missile circled the world before cruising towards its target. However, it missed its mark by about 24 miles. ..

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Russia test-fires Hypersonic missile from submarine

Russia has successfully test-fired Hypersonic missile from a nuclear submarine for the first time on October 4, 2021. Key Facts The missile, named Zircon missile, was launched from the Severodvinsk.  submarine. Zircon hit a designated target in the Barents Sea. It was Zircon’s first launch from a submarine. Missile has been repeatedly test-fired from a ..

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