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Pyongyang: the rocket game

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On weekends, Kim Jong-un began a provocative rocket game. On Sunday, a short-range rocket was launched from the east coast, as reported by "Lenta.ru" With reference to France-Presse, and before, on Saturday, the military from the DPRK launched three short-range missiles. All rockets fell into the Sea of ​​Japan. The type of missiles is unknown, although some assumptions of a potential enemy, I mean South Korea, on this subject are available.


As passed Interfax, the South Korean Ministry of Defense said about Saturday launches: “The DPRK launched two guided missiles this morning and another at noon. Rockets fell in the Sea of ​​Japan. ” "We need to conduct a more detailed analysis, it could be anti-ship missiles of the new modification or KN-02 missiles of the" earth-to-ground "class, an analogue of the Soviet SS-21 (RK" Tochka "), whose range is about 120 km," said the representative departments.

According to the South Korean media, the military of the DPRK could launch a land-sea KN-06 missile, whose range is 120 km.

Sergey Strokan (Kommersant) indicates that in response, Seoul called the missile launches "provocation" and placed its own missile systems near the borders with North Korea. “It is regrettable that North Korea is not stopping its provocations,” said Kim Hyun-Sok, a representative of the South Korean Ministry of Unification Affairs. And in the Joint Committee of the Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Kazakhstan, they reported on the deployment of several dozen Israeli-made Spike multifunctional missile systems “Spike” on the islands of Pennendo and Enphendo, located in the Yellow Sea, near the border with North Korea.

With regard to Washington, the representative of the US National Security Council Caitlin Hayden said: “Threats or provocations from the DPRK will only deepen its international isolation. We continue to persuade the North Korean leadership to heed the call of President Obama and embark on the path of peace, to fulfill its international obligations. "

Thus, if Kim Jong-un, who continues to play military toys, still believes that it is possible to soften sanctions and negotiate assistance by means of war games, then in the USA, where only typhoons are rampant, but also a financial crisis, they prefer to persist. As a result, Kim Jong-un, who believes that the world, of course, is good in itself, but even better is the world with food, will leave its people without peace and without food.

However, this North Korean leader is much more stubborn than Barack Obama. Looks like he decided to launch rockets every day until the White House sent him food and money to the people.

As the 20 reported on May RIA Novosti correspondent Ekaterina Plyasunkova, on Monday, the DPRK again launched a short-range missile. This was reported by the agency "Renhap" with reference to representatives of the Ministry of Defense of South Korea.

They also write about this rocket that it fell into the Sea of ​​Japan.

As representatives of the South Korean Defense Ministry reported, the rocket was launched around 11.00-12.00 local time (06.00-07.00 Moscow time). Experts believe that this rocket was of the KN-02 type.

South Korean military officials reported that North Korea, in addition to dozens of Spike missile systems, deployed 76,2-mm guns 12 kilometers on the coast north-west of the islands of Pennendo and Enphendo.

And what about the DPRK? In response, the North Koreans placed 122 millimeter multiply charged launchers on land. Their range is 20 kilometers.

The game continues.

Journalist Andrew Salmon, who is now in the capital of South Korea, Seoul, said that short-range missile launches should not cause as much concern as launching a satellite or Musudan medium-range missiles.

"This is a tactical weapon short range If any other country launches the same weaponry, it will be recognized as an ordinary test, and no one will worry too much. This is really worrisome only because North Korea does it, ”he was quoted as saying. CNN.

In addition, South Korean officials have not yet reported that at least one of the missiles was directed south.

Nevertheless, National Security Director Kim Chang Soo from the presidential office in Seoul responded to the latest launch by demanding that North Korea stop launching missiles. The launches, if they were meant to test Pyongyang’s weapons or to demonstrate firepower, lead to “increased tensions,” he quotes. "New York Times".

“North Korea again launched what appears to be the KN-02 short-range missile. We will closely monitor the redeployment of the North Korean military in case of further launches, ” International Business Times the words of an unnamed official spokesman for the Ministry of Defense in Seoul with reference to the Renhap agency.

No sooner had the media dealt with the five missiles, as the sixth flew.

As the «Bloomberg», if the fifth rocket fell in the waters off the east coast between 11 in the morning and noon, the sixth fell between 4 and 5 in the evening. This was announced in Seoul by the representative of the South Korean Ministry of Defense Kim Min Sok.

Finally, there was information about what the North is launching rockets for. From the DPRK on the evening of May, 20 stated that the country was exercising its right to conduct missile tests as part of regular military exercises.

“The North is likely to experience these missiles as an armed protest against recent military exercises conducted jointly by the United States and South Korea,” said Yang Mu Jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul.

Indeed, the official North Korean Central Agency News stated that rockets are being tested to contain the growing threat from the US and South Korea.

Southerners do not note at the moment any unusual movements of North Korean troops. The RK military "is closely monitoring the situation" and are ready to respond to any escalation, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said.

Hong Lei, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said: "We hope that in the present circumstances, all parties will do what will help ease tensions and improve relations."

Bloomberg recalls that earlier the United States and South Korea have repeatedly called on China, North Korea’s largest trading partner, to make more efforts to enforce sanctions on North Korea’s nuclear program. China State Bank closed the account of North Korean lending in early May, which indicates a possible change in the position of Beijing.

Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
- especially for topwar.ru
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  1. kostyan77708
    kostyan77708 21 May 2013 07: 08 New
    +6
    not the topic, but still Russia created a bottom ballistic missile

    Russia created a bottom ballistic missile. In the White Sea, factory tests of the latest Skif ballistic missile, capable of being on standby at the sea and ocean bottom and at the right time by command to shoot and hit ground and sea targets, will begin factory tests by the end of June.

    As the military department told Izvestia, the missile was developed jointly by the Rubin Central Design Bureau (St. Petersburg) and the Academic Makeev (Miass) State Missile Center, commissioned by the Ministry of Defense.

    The official reasons for creating this rocket are not called. The editor of the website MilitaryRussia Dmitry Kornev notes that the laying of such missiles in several sections of the bottom will at the right time hit the strategic goals of the enemy without involving submarines.

    - Strategic submarines are vulnerable to enemy anti-submarine systems. It is enough to find the boat - and at the right time, you can easily disrupt the launch of a rocket. And the Skif rocket is almost invisible to the enemy, ”Kornev explained to Izvestia.

    At the same time, retired Rear Admiral Vladimir Zakharov noted that if the enemy detects a boat that sets the Scythians to the bottom, they can easily be neutralized.

    - If an enemy gets attached to our carrier boat, then there can be no talk of any hidden staging. If the rocket is installed in an open area of ​​the bottom, modern hydroacoustics can easily detect it, so much will depend on the actions of the captain of the carrier submarine, ”Zakharov explained.

    Tests of the first rocket are scheduled for late May - mid-June in the White Sea. The missile will be lowered to the bottom by the Sarov submarine, specially converted for the Scythian tests. In the bow of the Sarov, a torpedo tube of increased diameter (about 1 m) and special ballast tanks were installed, which should compensate for the weight of the dropped rocket and help the boat maintain stability.

    - In the course of future tests, we will check not only the missile, but also the system of its reloading at sea from ship to boat. If everything goes well, then after the factory tests, Skif will be transferred to the state ones, which will allow the missile to be adopted by the Russian Navy, ”Izvestia’s source explained.

    Izvestia confirmed to the Makeev State Rocket Center in Miass that they were working on a product with the Skif index, but did not disclose project details. The Rubin Central Design Bureau refused to comment on plans for further work on the Skif rocket in a timely manner, citing state secrets.
    Another stud in the ass to our "partners"
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 21 May 2013 07: 25 New
      +5
      Quote: kostyan77708
      Russia created a bottom ballistic missile. In the White Sea, factory tests of the latest Skif ballistic missile, capable of being on standby at the sea and ocean bottom and at the right time by command to shoot and hit ground and sea targets, will begin factory tests by the end of June.

      We had a nuclear triad, and now there will be a nuclear quartet belay put a couple of missiles in the Hudson Bay laughing
      1. smart ass
        smart ass 21 May 2013 08: 15 New
        +4
        We must be careful with such a thing, because if the enemy submarine gets in touch, it can raise and declassify the rocket)
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 21 May 2013 10: 49 New
          +1
          Quote: Clever man

          We must be careful with such a thing, because if the enemy submarine gets in touch, it can raise and declassify the rocket)

          It's okay, think of one. While they are building missile defense in Europe, we will put rockets at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico wassat
    2. Pbicb2
      Pbicb2 21 May 2013 10: 34 New
      +2
      Would write a separate article on this topic ... would reveal the topic in more detail ... it would be interesting to read =)
    3. Atrix
      Atrix 21 May 2013 10: 36 New
      +3
      Crazy idea for me. This missile will need to be guarded, it’s the same as throwing the TOPOL-M complex somewhere in the taiga and forget it. And the second moment in the world, everything is sold and bought, and a nuclear missile lying on the bottom of the sea without protection will pull the special services and terrorists like a magnet. So then the protection of this rocket is necessary, which deprives it of any advantages.
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 21 May 2013 10: 47 New
        0
        Quote: Atrix
        Crazy idea for me.

        There were many people before you who considered inventions nonsense and there will be many after. No offense to you, just in fact hi
        - Drilling land in search of oil? Do you mean that you need to drill the earth in order to find oil? You are crazy. (response to the Edwin L. Drake project in 1859)
        - Louis Pasteur's theory of microbes is a ridiculous fantasy. (Pierre Pachet - Professor of Psychology at the University of Toulouse, 1872)
        - The abdomen, chest and brain will always be closed to the invasion of a wise and humane surgeon. (Sir John Eric Ericksen - British physician appointed Queen Victoria's chief surgeon, 1873)
        - A device such as a phone has too many drawbacks to consider it as a means of communication. Therefore, I believe that this invention has no value. (from discussions at Western Union in 1876)
        - Flying cars weighing heavier than air are impossible! (Lord Kelvin - President of the Royal Society - Royal Society - 1895)
        “Everything that could have been invented has already been invented.” (Charles H. Duell - Commissioner of the United States Patent Office, 1899)
        1. Atrix
          Atrix 21 May 2013 11: 02 New
          +3
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          There were many people before you who considered inventions nonsense and there will be many after. No offense to you, just in fact

          Well these are different things laughing
          Well, as I said, leaving this without protection is not a good idea. As I wrote above, everything is sold in our world, and to buy a secret where an installed nuclear missile will be lined up without protection. And I think it will not be very difficult to lift this rocket, because it is created taking into account the fact that they can be taken away. So, for me, there’s more hemorrhoids than benefits.
          1. I think so
            I think so 21 May 2013 13: 59 New
            +1
            I agree with you about hemorrhoids ... But in defense of the idea I’ll say that such a missile can be equipped with a “non-removable” system, which in the event of an attempt to lift it would simply explode or even explode NUCLEAR. And immediately hunters to raise such a thing would decrease. Further, to find such a thing at the bottom of the sea is not at all a trivial task. But hemorrhoids, all the same, are more than real benefits ... In general, it seems to me that this message is pure duck ... I can still understand such a mine without a nuclear charge and without a rocket, but with a rocket and nuclear ammunition it is not very. I still admit an autonomous (without a crew) submarine with missiles, but just a missile at the bottom - very similar to a duck ...
    4. Igor77
      Igor77 21 May 2013 14: 24 New
      +1
      I propose a revision: to establish a system of "your own." If a stranger babaaah. )))
    5. Volkhov
      Volkhov 21 May 2013 14: 30 New
      +2
      This is the second edition of Sakharovskaya Tsar - torpedoes of 100 megatons, the same gigantic apparatus, only delivery with an air section of the flight - evidence of panic on board the state.
      They made a bet on fooling the population - and everything turned out! It only turned out that they cut down the branch on which they were sitting, now they are trying to learn how to fly.
    6. ivanovbg
      ivanovbg 21 May 2013 19: 32 New
      0
      What a horror! Can nuclear weapons be left without direct human control. At least someone realized what would happen if someone steals, buys, or just “hacks” a start code ???
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 21 May 2013 07: 09 New
    +4
    "Oh, you get it, oh, you play out ..."
    But the merikatos and the Southmen had nothing to show off with their teachings.
    Teasing a dog - she bites!
  3. Dima190579
    Dima190579 21 May 2013 08: 00 New
    +6
    Korea is an independent state. While her rockets didn’t hit anyone, why panic. Or fear is the engine of commerce.
  4. Myasnov
    Myasnov 21 May 2013 08: 06 New
    +1
    Puhlyachek rages)
  5. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 21 May 2013 08: 57 New
    +3
    I do not understand that everyone is so hooked on these launches? North Korea checks the combat readiness. Although of course when conducting exercises in the west by our troops, they are also beginning to squeal. Typical double standards. "We can conduct launches and exercises when and where we want, and you ay-ay-ay." The dog barks ...
    1. Atrix
      Atrix 21 May 2013 10: 39 New
      0
      Quote: stock buildbat
      I do not understand that everyone is so hooked on these launches? North Korea checks the combat readiness. Although of course when conducting exercises in the west by our troops, they are also beginning to squeal. Typical double standards. "We can conduct launches and exercises when and where we want, and you ay-ay-ay." The dog barks ...

      Then the question you are facing is why everyone was outraged when the United States and South Korea conducted exercises, both countries have the right to conduct exercises if they do not threaten anyone.
      1. Reserve buildbat
        Reserve buildbat 21 May 2013 15: 47 New
        +2
        The massive exercises of 2s of countries is it really equal to the launches of short-range missiles produced by one country, at the borders of which this "tusovka" took place? smile
  6. waisson
    waisson 21 May 2013 09: 03 New
    0
    tease tease but don't gloat
  7. smershspy
    smershspy 21 May 2013 09: 05 New
    +4
    Lord! The "puff" policy can be understood! When poor conditions need to be occupied and people intimidated in the country — let the politicians decide to start the war and prepare the country for war — everyone is busy and quietly and quietly puffy! He sits for himself and plays the war, and the people as a zombie kisses and blows him .. ..pu! I hope that the people will find the strength in themselves to change the situation in the country! It's sad and funny to look at all this! I have the honor!
    1. vkusniikorj
      vkusniikorj 21 May 2013 09: 27 New
      0
      the last "gentlemen" dived into the Black Sea in 1919! I want to remind you new, the sea has not dried up, the swim can be repeated!
      about Korea and rockets.
      that is, Israel can bombard its neighbors, and Korea can’t launch rockets at sea !!
      1. Atrix
        Atrix 21 May 2013 10: 42 New
        +2
        Quote: vkusniikorj
        that is, Israel can bombard its neighbors, and Korea can’t launch rockets at sea !!

        And where is Israel? Do you have a complex not fully in front of the Jews? Why drag Israel here.
        1. DEfindER
          DEfindER 21 May 2013 11: 11 New
          +1
          Quote: Atrix
          And where is Israel?

          What does it have to do if the DPRK suddenly struck with tactical missiles with a uranium warhead and killed more than 300 South Koreans, destroying several military installations. What would happen after that? It is clear that no one would be silent! And when Evremi did this to Syria, everyone is silent in a rag! That's what Israel has to do with it.
        2. vkusniikorj
          vkusniikorj 21 May 2013 11: 34 New
          -1
          Helmets, do you disguise yourself here? We don’t have any such kompleks for the Jews. We have poplar, poplar-m, mace, c-zoo, and Iskander. Well, whose brothers are cooler?
          1. albanech
            albanech 12 June 2013 14: 05 New
            0
            ".... Helmets, do you disguise yourself here? We don’t have any such kompleks for the Jews. We have poplar, poplar-m, mace, s-zoo and iskander. Well, whose brothers cooler? .... "

            I want to remind you that the lads are not here! Here are the military people! am
            1. Corsair
              Corsair 26 September 2013 17: 17 New
              0
              Quote: albanech
              I want to remind you that the lads are not here! Here are the military people!

              By no means repeat
  8. Vrungel78
    Vrungel78 21 May 2013 10: 04 New
    +1
    laughing laughing laughing A North Korean rocket fired from a test site has reached its goal: the Pentagon’s layout has been destroyed. Five hundred valiant stokers gave their lives in the name of a brighter future for working people laughing laughing laughing
  9. Vrungel78
    Vrungel78 21 May 2013 10: 08 New
    +3
    We continue to persuade the North Korean leadership to heed President Obama's call and embark on a peace path
    Yes, such cynical statements have already become the norm of ova "diplomacy." I wonder when they are going to embark on the path of peace.
  10. DEfindER
    DEfindER 21 May 2013 10: 26 New
    +3
    Minus the article, myths about the country are voiced by unconfirmed, why it was decided that there was hunger, I did not see any evidence of this, on the contrary, I saw pictures of store shelves with products there, which may not be as diverse as in South Korea, but more than enough .. Probably Western liberals equate them on their own, if they were imposed such sanctions, they would immediately die of hunger ..
    In general, judging by everything, the DPRK is the most peace-loving state, they are trying with all their might to preserve this fragile world, according to the principles "Do you want peace - prepare for war", "You will not feed your army, you will feed someone else's" or "In any territory there is always an army, either friend or foe. " For if the DPRK suddenly becomes so peaceful and fluffy, I think in this state it will not stay long, and its people will completely take a sip of all the charms of the war .. Dermocrats have their hands clasped, they are waiting for the DPRK to weaken so much that it would erase another country with minimal losses from the face of the earth ..
    It is a pity that China joined the sanctions, it seems that the dermocrats will achieve their goal if Russia does not help ..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXmhehmQatw
  11. Pbicb2
    Pbicb2 21 May 2013 10: 27 New
    +2
    Yes, many people have already tried the way of the world of Shtatovs! =)
  12. sys-1985
    sys-1985 21 May 2013 11: 29 New
    +4
    People work tirelessly to protect themselves from the outside world .. do not bother them)
    1. DEfindER
      DEfindER 21 May 2013 12: 11 New
      +2
      Quote: sys-1985
      People work tirelessly to protect themselves from the outside world .. do not bother them)

      Another crazy myth is that North Koreans want isolation. Who imposes sanctions against all unwanted states? And makes others support these sanctions.
  13. knn54
    knn54 21 May 2013 15: 48 New
    +1
    kostyan77708: Russia created a bottom ballistic missile.
    These missiles were developed back in Soviet times.
    DEfindER: ... why did it decide that there was hunger,
    Now I don’t know, and in the 90s a soldier who died in the barracks from starvation was not some kind of supernatural phenomenon.
    As for the tests, the DPRK demonstrates the capabilities of DEFENSE.
    Aggression is the prerogative of the Yankees and their Western housewives. It is well known that thieves / bandits / robbers and currency prostitutes in this world live (so far) well.
  14. djon3volta
    djon3volta 21 May 2013 21: 00 New
    +2
    the fact that there are rockets in the DPRK everyone knows. But is there a disco in the DPRK in clubs? I’ve seen a report from the DPRK on TV, they’re more like the radio on sale! They don’t have a tuning knob, only the volume and ON / OFF. I’m not joking and not kidding, it’s actually so. There are very few people who have TVs. There’s nothing wrong with that, there is an average salary of 2 dollars a month. :(
  15. Backfire
    Backfire 22 May 2013 06: 54 New
    +2
    Quote: djon3volta
    their radios on sale are tuned to the same wavelength! there is no tuning knob, there is only volume and ON / OFF

    Nifiga yourself, so what do they want - on, but they don’t want - off?
    Yes, and the volume is adjusted?
    Does this mean that during the performance of “The Sun of the entire Korean people” you can tighten the sound !?
    Disorder! And where only their GB looks?

    Radio must be turned on! Is always! Without the ability to turn off.
    The volume is always the same - the maximum, and when the "Wisest of the Wisest" appears - doubled!
    Listen to everyone - DO NOT SLEEP !!

    Although I understand why the radio.
    It is better not to show the sharpening of this hamster to the muzzled Korean people.
    1. Zheka Varangian
      Zheka Varangian 24 May 2013 13: 30 New
      +1
      Yeah knife switch noble !!! True SUNNY !!!
  16. albanech
    albanech 13 August 2013 17: 27 New
    -1
    How do you contact vkusniikorj (1)? smile Maybe lads?
    Quote: vkusniikorj
    the last "gentlemen" dived into the Black Sea in 1919! I want to remind you new, the sea has not dried up, the swim can be repeated!
    about Korea and rockets.
    that is, Israel can bombard its neighbors, and Korea can’t launch rockets at sea !!


    I'm afraid you will go there, gentlemen are officers! am Stop dealing with empty threats and delirium ... Don’t be angry! am