North Korea’s new ballistic missile travels 10 times the speed of sound

(VOVWORLD) - North Korea's ballistic missile launched Tuesday flew at a top speed of Mach 10, South Korea's military said, taking note of "improvement" compared with what it claimed to be a hypersonic missile test six days ago.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the North fired the missile from its northern province of Jagang into the Sea of Japan, and it flew more than 700 kilometers at a maximum altitude of 60 km and at a top speed of Mach 10; 10 times the speed of sound.

Seoul said the launch violates a UN Security Council resolution.

This is North Korea's second launch since the beginning of this year.

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