North Korea claimed that it had successfully conducted another 'hypersonic missile' test, under the watch of its leader Kim Jong-un.
The regime's state-run media KCNA said Wednesday that the missile fired on Tuesday "precisely hit" a target some one-thousand kilometers away.
It also referred to the latest test-fire as the "ultimate test launch", and said that it confirmed the weapon's outstanding maneuverability.
This shows signs that such missiles could soon be ready to be deployed.
KCNA also said that Kim Jong-un stressed the regime should further accelerate efforts to steadily build up the country's strategic military power.
Unlike ballistic missiles that gain altitude before returning on steep trajectories, hypersonic weapons travel at lower altitudes.
Also, hypersonic missiles are seen as a game changer, because they are harder to track and intercept.
The latest launch marks the third reported test of a hypersonic missile, two of which were conducted within a week.
Tuesday's launch was the only test launch that Kim Jong-un attended.
The North had first test-fired a hypersonic missile named 'Hwasung-8' last September.
It traveled 200 kilometers at around three times the speed of sound.