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  • One of North Korea' missiles gone missing... seeking attention?

    04/19/2013 11:28:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 2013.04.20
    One of North Korea' missiles gone missing... seeking attention? /begin my excerpts 2013.04.20 13:41 While N. Korea continues to threaten missile launches, one of two Musudan missiles escaped from our surveillance. JTBC reports on Apr. 19 that this may be a ploy to raise tension and regain attention. N. Korea's missile units are on the move again. One of two Musudan missiles which were seen in Dong-han Bay at East Sea has gone missing. /begin my excerpts
  • North Korea Launch Zone Found

    04/11/2013 1:12:32 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 90 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 11, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    U.S. and allied intelligence agencies have identified the launch zone on North Korea’s east coast... The North Koreans recently began fueling two road-mobile Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles located along the east coast between the cities of Wonsan and Hamhung,.. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said in addition to the 2,500-mile-range Musudans the North Koreans could conduct test firings of several 620-mile-range Nodong missiles and shorter-range Scuds simultaneously as a way to thwart U.S. missile defenses. Unlike earlier launches, the North Koreans are not expected to provide advance warning of the timing for the launches, such as announcing a...
  • Guam prepares as North Korea threatened to fire nuclear missiles (Musudan's 1.2t payload)

    04/10/2013 6:35:58 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Island Business ^ | 11 Apr 2013
    Guam prepares as North Korea threatened to fire nuclear missiles HAGATNA, Guam ---- Almost 100 U.S army personnel will deploy to Guam in coming weeks as the Pentagon moves one of its missile defense systems designed to knock down hostile targets in the upper atmosphere.
  • China Helped North Korea Target American Cities

    04/08/2013 1:07:47 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 35 replies ^ | 4/07/2013 | Gordon G. Chang
    Today, Kim Jang-soo, South Korea’s new national security director, said North Korea may fire off a missile as soon as Wednesday. The launch will undoubtedly be a test of an intermediate-range missile, not an attack. North Korea last week moved two missiles, which were subsequently loaded onto mobile launchers, to its east coast. Many expect the missiles, which have been subsequently moved to hidden locations, will be fired in trajectories arcing over Japan. ... The KN-08 sits on an eight-axle mobile vehicle—a transporter-erector-launcher in military lingo—that can hide and shoot, so America’s costly missile defense system is considered necessary because...
  • North Korea 'moves missiles' closer to target

    04/04/2013 7:45:29 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 75 replies ^ | April 04, 2013
    Update: 1:49PM NORTH Korea has reportedly been seen moving a long-range missile in to position for launch. South Korean Yonhap news agency reports that North Korea's new KN08 Musudan missile has been spotted in the process of being transported towards the Sea of Japan. The KN08 Musudan is still under-development and it is unclear if it has the range to reach the United States mainland. Previous assessments have given it a range of 4000km - potentially enough range to reach Guam.
  • North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports

    04/03/2013 7:21:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 120 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2013/04/03
    North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports SEOUL | Wed Apr 3, 2013 9:13pm EDT (Reuters) - North Korea has moved what appears to be a mid-range Musudan missile to its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Thursday, quoting multiple government sources privy to intelligence from U.S. and South Korean authorities. It was not clear if the missile was mounted with a warhead or whether the North was planning to fire it or was just putting it on display as a show of force, one South Korean government source was quoted as saying.
  • Japan: NKorea seeks new missile, China navy active

    08/01/2011 8:22:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/1/11 | Eric Talmadge - AP
    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is developing a new mid-range ballistic missile that could reach as far as the U.S. territory of Guam, Japan's Defense Ministry said in an annual report released Tuesday. Japan is also concerned with China's increasing naval activity in the waters surrounding its shores .. The North Korean missile called the Musudan is based on Russian technology acquired in the 1990s and is designed for launch from mobile platforms, the ministry said in its 2011 white paper. Tuesday's report was the first time Japan has officially mentioned the missile by name.
  • North Korea Debuts an IRBM (at military parade: range 3,200km)

    10/10/2010 8:39:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Arms Control Wonk ^ | 10/10/10 | Joshua Pollack
    North Korea Debuts an IRBM By joshua | 10 October 2010 | No Comments After a long wait, North Korea’s “Musudan” intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has made its first public appearance. Described as a copy of the Soviet R-27 submarine-launched ballistic missile (a.k.a. RSM-25, a.k.a. SS-N-6, a.k.a. Serb), it has never been flight-tested in North Korea, as far as anyone knows. The missile showed up in the course of a televised military parade in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung square, better noted elsewhere for the joint appearance of ailing North Korean ruler Kim Jong Il and his son and successor Kim...
  • New North Korean Missile Unit Reflects Growing Missile Threat

    03/11/2010 6:15:54 PM PST · by myknowledge · 179+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | March 11, 2010 | Bruce Klingner
    North Korea has established an independent military division responsible for controlling and deploying its intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs).[1] Known as the Musudan,[2] these IRBMs are a strategic-level asset controlled by the senior leadership. Little is known about the missile, but U.S. assessments consider it to be a single-stage, road-mobile IRBM with a range of 1,800 to 3,000 miles--capable of targeting U.S. military bases in Japan, Okinawa, and Guam.[3] Twelve of these missiles were reportedly displayed in an April 2007 military parade in Pyongyang. A Musudan test flight from a North Korean test facility has not been identified, but media reports...
  • Report: Iran delays missile test after N. Korea fails to ship components

    12/13/2009 8:39:11 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 402+ views ^ | 12/16/2009 |
    Iran's military has postponed a test firing of a new intermediate-range ballistic missile after a shipment of parts from North Korea was delayed, Japan's Kyodo news service reported Dec. 6. The report quoted a western diplomatic source in South Korea familiar with North Korean issues as saying that Tehran told Pyongyang that it needs electronic components for improving the missile's accuracy that were ordered from North Korea. The delay in delivering the parts is a source of friction between the two countries, the source said. According to the report, North Korea has said it shipped the components in 10 containers...
  • S. Korea, U.S. verifying reports on test of new N.K. missile in Iran: source

    05/15/2007 11:49:30 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 66 replies · 5,000+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 05/16/07
    S. Korea, U.S. verifying reports on test of new N.K. missile in Iran: source WASHINGTON, May 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korean and U.S. military authorities are trying to verify newly obtained intelligence that North Korea test-launched in Iran a new kind of missile that was only revealed to the public last month, a source here said Tuesday. Speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity involved, the source said North Korea doesn't appear to have tested the intermediate-range ballistic missile within its territory. "But we did obtain intelligence tips that the missile was test-fired in Iran. I understand that...