North Korea tests new rocket engine

Monday 20 March 2017 3 months ago 18   North Korea    Print

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Report  Web desk : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called the testing of a newly developed high-thrust engine a new birth of its rocket industry. The test of the engine at Tongchang-ri rocket launch station will help North Korea world-class satellite launch capability. The test is likely that of a new type of rocket engine for long range missiles. The official North Korean news agency KCNA quoted Kim Jong-un as saying that the significance of the test would be evident soon. According to foreign news agency North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches and is believed by experts and government officials to be working to develop nuclear-warhead missiles that can reach the United States. (01)