Hwasong 12 ground-to-ground missile test-fired for evaluation

An evaluation test-fire of Hwasong 12 ground-to-ground intermediate- and long-range ballistic missile was conducted on January 30 under a plan of the Academy of Defence Science, the Second Economy Commission and other institutions concerned.

It was aimed at selectively evaluating the missile being produced and deployed and verifying the overall accuracy of the weapon system.

It was conducted by the highest-angle launch system from the northwestern part of the country toward the waters of the East Sea of Korea in consideration of the security of neighbouring countries.

The Academy of Defence Science made public the earth image data taken from space by a camera installed at the missile warhead.

It confirmed the accuracy, safety and operational effectiveness of the Hwasong 12 weapon system under production.