A ground jet test of a solid-fueled engine for a new-type intermediate-range hypersonic missile, which is of another strategic value, was successfully conducted in the era when eye-opening sci-tech achievements have been successively made in the course of the steady development of the national defence capability.

The DPRK Missile Administration and its affiliated engine institute conducted the test of a multi-stage solid-fuel engine for intermediate-range hypersonic missiles at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on Tuesday morning and afternoon according to the schedule of a new-type weapon system program.

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, guided the test on the spot together with leading officials of the missile development sector.

A timetable for completing the development of the new-type intermediate-range hypersonic missile weapon system was set through the great success in the important test.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un said that the military strategic value of this weapon system is appreciated as importantly as ICBM in view of the security environment of our state and the operational needs of the People’s Army and that enemies know better about it.

Kim Jong Un expressed great satisfaction over the fact that the strategic weapons programs of the five-year plan set forth at the Eighth Congress of the WPK have been successfully completed.