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The Americans studied the DPRK rocket lifted from the ocean floor

The Americans studied the DPRK rocket lifted from the ocean floor

US specialists were able to restore the head of the launch vehicle lifted from the ocean floor, which was used to launch the North Korean Eunha-3 satellite in December, Western media reported.

Apparently, the article in The Daily Beast is about the third stage of the rocket, which fell into the Philippine Sea 200 kilometers from the Philippine Islands. At what depth was a raised fragment of the rocket, not reported. The average depth of this sea is slightly more than 4 thousand meters.

During the reconstruction, which was attended by experts who worked in projects on North Korean armsIt turned out that the DPRK was creating missile front parts suitable for placing nuclear warheads in them.

According to experts, there is tangible evidence that North Korea is working to create a long-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

However, according to the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, "it is inappropriate to assume that the North Korean regime was able to minimize the nuclear warhead, while maintaining its combat effectiveness."

According to him, the DPRK is still “not able to demonstrate the full range of capabilities necessary to build such a rocket.”

Sources of publications suggest that North Korea has worked on reducing the weight of the charge for many years.

According to A. K. Khan, who is considered the father of Pakistan’s nuclear program, in 1999, during a visit to Pyongyang, he was shown components for three nuclear warheads that can be assembled in one hour.

Recall that on December 12, the DPRK authorities launched a long-range ballistic missile Ynha-3 from the Sohe space center in the western province of Phenan Pakto.

According to the US intelligence satellite, which recorded the launch, the rocket headed south.

The launch of the DPRK rocket, according to various sources, took place around 09.50 local time (04.50 Moscow time). Later it became known that the satellite was put into orbit.

The launch of the rocket came as a complete surprise, since the day before the DPRK authorities had begun dismantling the rocket with a scientific satellite.

On Friday, a representative of the South Korean defense department, Kim Min Sok, said that the DPRK does not have a nuclear charge that can be used as a ballistic missile warhead.

Assumptions that North Korea could carry out a test launch of a mid-range Musudan-type ballistic missile appeared in early April.

It is believed that the range of such a rocket is about three to four thousand kilometers. In addition, it was suggested that Pyongyang could launch several Scud and Nodon missiles at once from various sites in the country in the event of an unsuccessful launch of a Musudan-type ballistic missile.

On Thursday, the Japanese agency Kyodo reported that at least one launcher of Musudan missiles was in the launch position. Congressman Doug Lamborn said, voicing the opinion of the Pentagon’s intelligence department, that the agency believes with a moderate degree of confidence that Pyongyang is capable of securing a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.
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  1. Nevsky
    Nevsky April 16 2013 10: 14 New
    And they handed it over to metal, thereby reducing their external debt and weakening the effect of the sequester on the military budget))) laughing
    1. Vazya
      Vazya April 16 2013 10: 23 New
      You can still protect Samsung, otherwise Apple is completely unbelted - they want to destroy a competitor to North Korea.
  2. xmike
    xmike April 16 2013 10: 23 New
    And who said that the "brotherly" peoples would not give them a warhead?
  3. dddym
    dddym April 16 2013 10: 24 New
    According to experts, there is tangible evidence that North Korea is working to create a long-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

    What is this feeling of evidence? Under my stomach, I felt that the United States was going to surrender to the DPRK troops in full force - all 300 millions. I recall the proverb of the Soviet era: "something itches in m ... will I die a few days ago ..."
    1. dddym
      dddym April 16 2013 10: 39 New
      I’m just a logician in my thinking - I don’t understand what it means to feel the same evidence. A lot can be justified on these sensations. For example, it feels like accusing Russia of executing Polish officers. Or for example, start a war with Iraq, send troops to Kabul. What can I say - just napalm burn out half of Vietnam. I also feel the evidence - these are two different things.
    2. self-propelled
      self-propelled April 16 2013 20: 43 New
      Quote: dddym
      What is this feeling of evidence?

      actually, the article says "tangible" i.e. significant. apparently translation costs. with respect hi
      1. dddym
        dddym April 16 2013 21: 06 New
        significant and insignificant evidence of the same does not happen, there are evidence, or their absence. Do you know why states announce nuclear tests? Of course, it may not be wide, perhaps through diplomatic channels, but they declare - yes, just even minor atomic bomb explosions are noticeable to everyone who has seismic laboratories. And if the DPRK really experienced at least one even a low-power bomb, all countries without exception would know about it. And doubly surprising is the search for this most “significant perceived” evidence. If there was an explosion, then they knew, if it wasn’t, then they knew what was not. It talks about delivery vehicles — in fact, even missiles are not necessary for this — for example, you can blow up a submarine near the target ... Air defense systems in the modern US Army are capable of shooting down this very missile before it hits the target — it’s not ss20 and there aren’t any fissile charges there . So what evidence were you looking for ??? I can even say which ones - it’s just interesting to what level the DPRK has developed and whether they can be captured with little blood.
  4. yanus
    yanus April 16 2013 10: 36 New
    Apparently, the Americans are seriously worried if they found and raised the wreckage from 4 km for study.
  5. Sirocco
    Sirocco April 16 2013 10: 40 New
    It seemed to me that the Americans are so cool that they themselves are sometimes afraid when they see their reflection in the mirror laughing . And they don’t give a damn, and here it’s for you, they climbed into the backyards of the neighbors, to peep through the cracks who and what is doing. Moreover, some kind of Sev. Korea.))) Which, according to the USA, has nothing, and they say it is left-handed. But in reality, what happened? Sneaking, from such a depth, having spent so much money, they raise scrap metal. This is not patsansky !!! Could have a little more work up, and Sev. Korea would send them a rocket sample on its own laughing.
    1. individual
      individual April 16 2013 19: 27 New
      Cool! In fact, the Yankees tensed. After the successful collapse of the Arab regimes and the permissiveness of the United States in the international arena, he met an adversary whom they need to study ...
  6. engineer74
    engineer74 April 16 2013 10: 47 New
    For a "sense of evidence" to dive 4km? Here's how to cut money, learn! Captains evidence! Not a single space program in the countries of the nuclear club was complete without ICBMs, and are the Koreans red? laughing
  7. Vanek
    Vanek April 16 2013 10: 52 New
    I have the feeling that soon, in order to study parts of the rockets, they will not have to dive so deep.
    1. Vazya
      Vazya April 16 2013 11: 10 New
      They simply indicate the address and receive the rocket in less than 30 minutes.
  8. WIN969
    WIN969 April 16 2013 18: 30 New
    More like a crumpled can of Pepsi close-up
  9. individual
    individual April 16 2013 19: 19 New
    The Yankees test the DPRK defense for strength. Provocations allow us to test the reaction of the PRC and Russia to the conflict on the Korean peninsula.
  10. APASUS
    APASUS April 16 2013 20: 41 New
    The rise of the rocket from 4 km depth was needed by the Americans in order to find out in which turn to put the DPRK on democratization!