Koreas | North Korea keeps secret base for ICBMs, report says

North Korea keeps secret base for ICBMs, report says

May 17, 2016 3:47 PM (UTC+8)

 

North Korea’s long-range rockets are being stored in a rugged mountain region

(From UPI)

By Elizabeth Shim

North Korea could be maintaining a base for its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a north-central region of the country.

North Korea KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile.Satellite images from military journal Jane’s Defense Weekly showed Pyongyang has an advanced base where the country’s KN-08 long-range rockets are kept, South Korean news network Channel A reported Tuesday.

The area known as Yongrim in North Korea’s Jagang Province is a place more than a thousand meters above sea level surrounded by rugged mountain peaks.

The location is home to a North Korean underground hangar where Pyongyang most likely keeps KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The weapons could be fired from three different passageways, according to the report. Read more

 

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