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US suspects DPRK in preparing new facility for ICBM testing

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US suspects DPRK in preparing new facility for ICBM testing

North Korea is completing another facility, which is likely to be used to test intercontinental ballistic missiles. This statement was made by the American Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).


According to CSIS, North Korean builders have reached the final stage of construction of a new facility located in the southern part of the Pyongyang International Airport. It is assumed that in the future it will be used to implement the country's missile program. American experts say that the facility’s infrastructure is designed to accommodate North Korean ICBMs. This conclusion in the United States came from the study of satellite imagery.

With a high degree of probability, the object is associated with the efforts of North Korea to develop a missile program.

- the document says.

It is noted that, most likely, the new object is intended for testing the North Korean ICBM Hwason-15 with a declared range of 12 thousand kilometers, capable of reaching the continental United States or new ICBMs with similar characteristics. This ICBM was first tested in November 2017, after which the Hwason-15 launches were no longer made.

Recall that the DPRK during the past year and already in this, conducted more than a dozen tests of "short-range" missiles, as well as other "unidentified ammunition." The ICBM tests were not conducted against the backdrop of the established "fragile truce" in relations with the United States.
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  1. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 6 May 2020 12: 25 New
    +3
    The power of North Korea will not allow the United States to turn the country into Libya ...
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 6 May 2020 13: 30 New
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      ICBM "Hwaseong-15" with a declared range of 12 thousand
      And Eun keeps gunpowder dry!
      1. Lupmen
        Lupmen 6 May 2020 15: 17 New
        +1
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        ICBM "Hwaseong-15" with a declared range of 12 thousand
        And Eun keeps gunpowder dry!

        DPRK will launch a manned spacecraft into space .. Here you are the rest of the country ..
  2. Igor Borisov_2
    Igor Borisov_2 6 May 2020 12: 36 New
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    With a high degree of probability, the object is associated with the efforts of North Korea to develop a missile program.

    As already got these highly-like .....
  3. Doccor18
    Doccor18 6 May 2020 12: 38 New
    +1
    A good thing is probability.
    Malleable.
  4. Alexga
    Alexga 6 May 2020 12: 40 New
    +1
    US suspected DPRK

    And why the DPRK about this soared? Anyway, the US president gives his word, then takes him away.
  5. Old26
    Old26 6 May 2020 12: 52 New
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    Quote: Doccor18
    A good thing is probability.
    Malleable.

    By the way, the analysis of satellite images has always been based on probabilities. If we had the opportunity to see the text analysis of our photos, we would have read the same. Namely, that "most likely in the photograph ..." etc.
    But the fact that such an object is located in the Pyongyang region is a great stupidity from the DPRK
    1. dvina71
      dvina71 6 May 2020 13: 28 New
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      Quote: Old26
      But the fact that such an object is located in the Pyongyang region is a great stupidity from the DPRK

      In what? Assuming that the air defense / missile defense of the capital’s district is the densest .. it’s not the most stupid decision.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 May 2020 14: 05 New
    +1
    With a high degree of probability ...
    Has firmly entered into the use of the Anglo-Saxons and probably even caresses their ears. One elderly and not quite mindful aunt blurted out in the English parliament, which served as the expulsion of Russian diplomats, new sanctions and ... away we go. Even if the DPRK is indeed building a new testing ground, why are the Americans poking their noses again? Or is it due to the position of "hegemon"? That again AUG will be driven to the Korean coast? So Kim Jong-un will send it away again.
  7. Old26
    Old26 6 May 2020 14: 44 New
    +2
    Quote: dvina71
    Quote: Old26
    But the fact that such an object is located in the Pyongyang region is a great stupidity from the DPRK

    In what? Assuming that the air defense / missile defense of the capital’s district is the densest .. it’s not the most stupid decision.

    Gennady! First of all, it is not about how tightly such a range is covered by air defense / missile defense systems. Rocket ranges (cosmodromes) of the DPRK are located practically on the coast. Sohe on the west coast, Donghae on the east. Even if the launches from the western range are carried out in an easterly direction, the flight trajectory of the missiles being launched does not pass over the most densely populated regions of the DPRK. Now such a test site is planned practically in the area of ​​the capital. The airport, in the southern part of which they are going to build this landfill, is located about 14 km from the capital. And the proving ground is a proving ground and it is impossible to foresee how a new missile will be launched, whether it will go over the hill. And the fact that this area (Pyongyang) is tightly covered by air defense is unlikely to help. How long will a launching rocket need if it suddenly "collapses" to "fly" to the capital. 14 km is just a few seconds of flight ...

    Quote: rotmistr60
    With a high degree of probability ...
    Has firmly entered into the use of the Anglo-Saxons and probably even caresses their ears. One elderly and not quite mindful aunt blurted out in the English parliament, which served as the expulsion of Russian diplomats, new sanctions and ... away we go. Even if the DPRK is indeed building a new testing ground, why are the Americans poking their noses again? Or is it due to the position of "hegemon"? That again AUG will be driven to the Korean coast? So Kim Jong-un will send it away again.

    Gennady! This is just primarily the case with the United States. It is not against Russia or China that the North Koreans are testing their long-range missiles. And the Americans really do not want the DPRK to have a developed ICBM. By the way, none of the neighbors need this either.
    As for the "probability" - do not react to such an expression. Construction there is probably in the initial stage of construction, some signs (unmasking) that this will be a missile range for ICBMs at the initial stage may already appear, but not with a 100% guarantee. Therefore, the phrase "with a high degree of probability" is used.
  8. sav
    sav 6 May 2020 14: 51 New
    0
    But Eun well done - bends his line, pays no attention to anyone. He nodded at the contract, but he himself for the old
  9. knn54
    knn54 6 May 2020 15: 23 New
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    This is their own business.
  10. Old26
    Old26 6 May 2020 15: 27 New
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    Quote: Uncle Lee
    ICBM "Hwaseong-15" with a declared range of 12 thousand
    And Eun keeps gunpowder dry!

    This North Korean Hwasong-15 missile was tested only once - on November 1, 29. And not for the declared range. At the same time, the achieved range was 2017 km. Apogee (the rocket, like the overwhelming majority of North Korean missiles, is launched along a high-altitude trajectory) - 950 km. Which suggests that the maximum range of this Hwasong-4475 missile (according to the western classification KN-15) could theoretically be about 22 km (apogee by a factor of 13000 - 2,5). But only in theory. What will be the real range can be said only after the missile is launched at the maximum range.

    By the way, in the photo in the note is not Hwasong-15, but Hwasong-14
  11. Old26
    Old26 6 May 2020 15: 39 New
    +3
    Quote: Lupmen
    Quote: Uncle Lee
    ICBM "Hwaseong-15" with a declared range of 12 thousand
    And Eun keeps gunpowder dry!

    DPRK will launch a manned spacecraft into space .. Here you are the rest of the country ..

    After 30-40 years - easily. Now, alas, her companions weigh a hundred and a half kilograms. As there are no carriers capable of throwing such a ship into orbit. Over time - it could very well be ...
  12. Lekz
    Lekz 6 May 2020 15: 52 New
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    He wants to build, does not want - does not build, this is a private affair of Kim. He is not indignant at the US missile programs.
  13. Old26
    Old26 6 May 2020 16: 05 New
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    Quote: Lekz
    He wants to build, does not want - does not build, this is a private affair of Kim. He is not indignant at the US missile programs.

    In this case, it doesn't work. He is obliged to build, constantly "pumping" his people with the threat from the Americans. If he did not build rockets and detonate nuclear charges - there would be no such incentive. And so, tightening their belts, the North Korean people, loyal to the idea of ​​"Juche" ...
  14. Asad
    Asad 7 May 2020 15: 48 New
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    Skewer Kim Jong Il suspicions of the United States on one organ! And our figures need to learn, it certainly won’t be worse!
  15. Old26
    Old26 7 May 2020 19: 20 New
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    Quote: ASAD
    Skewer Kim Jong Il suspicions of the United States on one organ! And our figures need to learn, it certainly won’t be worse!

    Ours - no. Worse not, because too large a nuclear arsenal. But Eun can "trust". Too different weight classes. And besides, he spits on the opinion of his neighbors (in particular China), forgetting what China said. And he said, if the DPRK becomes a victim of aggression, China will help them. If the DPRK is the initiator of the conflict, let him figure it out himself. So, of course, he can "twirl" to increase his own self-esteem, only how such a twirling ends ...