The medium (?) range ballistic
missile Hwasong-16 (HS-16)
Norbert Brügge, Germany
The HS-16 was shown for the first
time at the exhibition in October 2021. This short missile, derived from the
HS-12, has a simple RV with stabilizing fins.
Based on the flight path shown, it is now clear that the RV has a propulsion system. After a longer free flight phase of the RV, a motor is ignited which, at a change of direction, pushes the RV back onto a higher trajectory. But that is still not a hypersonic projectile or a glider.