North Korea fires submarine-launched missile: South Korea

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North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Saturday off its east coast, South Korea said, amid concerns that the isolated state might conduct a nuclear test or a missile launch ahead of a ruling party meeting in May.

The North fired the missile to the northeast from an area off its east coast at about 6:30 p.m. (0930 GMT), the South's office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

North Korea will hold a congress of its ruling Workers' Party in early May for the first time in 36 years, at which its leader Kim Jong Un is expected to say the country is a strong military power and a nuclear state.

The missile flew for about 30 km (18 miles), a South Korean Defence Ministry official said by telephone, adding its military was trying to determine whether the launch may have been a failure for unspecified reasons.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency said the missile flew "for a few minutes", citing a government source.

The U.S. State Department in Washington said it was aware of reports the North had launched what appeared to be a ballistic missile.

"Launches using ballistic missile technology are a clear violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions," said State Department spokesman John Kirby.

The North first attempted a launch of the submarine-based missile last year and was seen to be in the early stages of developing such a weapons system, which could pose a new threat to its neighbors and the United States if it is perfected.

However, follow-up test launches were believed to have fallen short of the North's expectations as its state media footage appeared to have been edited to fake success, according experts who have seen the visuals.

South Korea's military has said it is on high alert over the possibility that the isolated North could conduct its fifth nuclear test "at any time" in defiance of U.N. sanctions after setting off what it said was a hydrogen device in January.

Satellite images show that North Korea may have resumed tunnel excavation at its main nuclear test site, similar to activity seen before the January test, a U.S. North Korea monitoring website reported on Wednesday.

South Korea and the United States, as well as experts, believe the North is working to develop a submarine-launched ballistic missile system and an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) putting the mainland United States within range.

North Korea is banned from nuclear tests and activities that use ballistic missile technology under U.N. sanctions dating back to 2006 and most recently adopted in March but it has pushed ahead with work to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and develop an ICBM.

A senior U.S. official said this week that North Korea should take a lesson from Iran which has agreed to roll back its nuclear program in an agreement with Western powers in return for lifting of major sanctions but the North has shown no sign of entering into such a pact.



(Additional reporting by Idrees Ali in Washington; Editing by Jack Kim, Alison Williams and Hugh Lawson)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missile-idUSKCN0XK08U
 

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Bad timing, this may affect our SLBM testing as well. :(
Na, we are testing Nuclear submarine and K4.

They are firing SLBM from diesel submarine. I does not have required endurance. From launch angle if it is not fake, then it looks like it has been launched from torpedo tube.
 

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Bad timing, this may affect our SLBM testing as well. :(
Whatever north Korea does has no bearing on india.

The way it is going, and the way Pakistan and China are acting lately, we should expect India's nuclear forces to move to a higher level of alert.
 

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Cool, go North Korea! Crush South Korea and China.
 

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it's a trick...the R-6 clone should be launched on the underwater platform not on such a small sub.

View attachment 8404 View attachment 8405View attachment 8406View attachment 8407

yeah its true earlier i also thought about them using the this type of launch, through submarine sail



that time i found this pic

but it was not big enough to have single launch tube


finally i come across this pic



structure on left is similar to the drawing and structure on the right side of your first pic.

This is their submersible pontoon with missile tube.
 

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UN Security Council condemns ballistic missile launches by North Korea

The UN Security Council has condemned recent ballistic missile launches by North Korea, noting that these acts violate the resolution made by the 15-nation body. North Korea test-fired two medium-range Musudan ballistic missiles from Wonsan, a port city on the country's eastern coast on 21 June, despite repeated calls to end all activities related to its ballistic missile programme.



The repeated provocative actions by North Korea violate the UN Security Council resolution, which prohibits North Korea's use of ballistic missile technology. According to a statement posted on the Council's website, these activities contribute to the development of the country's nuclear weapons delivery systems and increase tension.

The Council has called its member states to intensify their efforts to fully implement the sanctions imposed on North Korea, especially the measures set out in its most recent resolution. It agreed to continue monitoring the situation closely and take further significant measures, in a bid to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in North-East Asia.

North Korea is diverting resources to the pursuit of ballistic missiles, while the nation's citizens have great unmet needs, the Council said in a statement. Nato is also calling North Korea to fully comply with its obligations under international law, not to threaten with or conduct any launches using ballistic missile technology.

 

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2016-06-21 :
India accused of nurturing N. Korea's weapons scientists



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By Lee Han-soo

India is nurturing North Korean scientists despite United Nations sanctions, according to Al Jazeera, a Qatar-based news network.

Beginning with Hong Yong-il, the first-secretary to India, more than 30 scientists have been sent to the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), set up by the U.N. in 1995.

Two North Korean students are now studying at the center. One is affiliated with North Korea’s National Aerospace Development Administration, which has been sanctioned by the U.N. on the grounds it is a key player in North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile development.

The U.N. prohibits member countries from providing technical training to North Korea under a nuclear sanction in 2006.

The sanction includes bans on training, advice, services or assistance related to nuclear, ballistic missiles or other weapons of mass destruction.

India has rejected the allegations, stating the topics at the centre are general, easily obtainable and would not provide any expertise in specific areas.

But North Korean students who have graduated from the institute have gone on to hold major positions in Pyongyang.

Hong became head of a research group on remote-sensing technology at the State Commission for Science and Technology.

Paek Chang-ho, who studied satellite communications at the institute, became head of an agency involved with North Korea's first satellite launch in 2012.

Experts believe India, which has condemned North Korea over its claimed nuclear bomb test in early January, may have helped North Korea’s military program but it does not mean India was complicit.

“The training may very well have helped North Korea's military programs,” Bruce E. Bechtol Jr, president of the International Council on Korean Studies, said in an email to Al Jazeera. “The result of the probe does not necessarily make India complicit.”

India is due to submit a report to a U.N. advisory committee on the issue.

http://m.koreatimes.co.kr/phone/news/view.jsp?req_newsidx=207532
 

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@Neo by that logic we have nurtured Pakistanis missile programme. As all Pak missile after M9, 11 & 13 are NK.
 

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oooops...It seems I was wrong ...

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NK just fired another its SLBM (the fourth time), it flied around 500km but again it was a lift trajectory to reduce the actual range ...





the latest images shows the Submarine might be able to launch the missile already ... this time the body length provided a good indicator on the Image with the crew on-board. the Submarine sail is 'huge'...

 

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