N. Korea says it conducted ‘super-large warhead’ test for strategic cruise missile

North Korea conducted a "super-large warhead" power test for a strategic cruise missile and test-fired a new anti-aircraft missile this week, state media reported Saturday, further ratcheting up tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The Missile Administration carried out the test of the warhead designed for the "Hwasal-1 Ra-3" strategic cruise missile, and test-launched its new anti-aircraft missile, the "Pyoljji-1-2," in the Yellow Sea on Friday, KCNA said, noting that a "certain goal" was achieved through the test launch. "Both tests were part of the regular activities of the administration and its affiliated defence science institutes for the rapid development of technologies ... and had nothing to do with the surrounding situation," KCNA said in an English-language dispatch. On Feb. 3, the North said it had conducted what it called a "cruise missile super-large warhead power test" and test-fired a new type of anti-aircraft missile in the Yellow Sea the previous day. Source: Yonhap News Agency