Hwasong-8 is a new hypersonic missile developed by North Korea. It was successfully tested recently. It is a strategic weapon that found mention in the countryâ€™s five-year military development. Its successful testing indicates North Koreaâ€™s growing weapon capabilities.
Hypersonic missile is known to be much faster and more agile than the normal missiles. This makes it difficult to be intercepted by the missile defence system. Currently, only few countries – the United States, Russia, China and India â€“ are attempting to develop this technology. Earlier, Russia had announced the successful launch of this weapon.