Asia

New satellite images suggest renewed activity at North Korean missile base

CNN is reporting that they have exclusively obtained new satellite images that show North Korea has expanded a long-range missile base located near the Chinese border.

Dave Schmerler, a research associate at Middlebury who worked on the imagery, claims it’s not clear whether the missiles have actually been deployed to the site, NPR reported.

“They are constructing hardened drive-through shelters for the vehicles that would carry the long-range missiles,” says Catherine Dill, a senior research associate with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. “And they are also constructing tunnel entrances.”

This is the second missile base that independent researchers have claimed to have spotted in recent weeks.

Last month, it was reported that an active missile base was found that was not previously known publicly.

That base is believed to be storing shorter-range missiles than the base that was announced on Wednesday.

(Crusader Journal Staff)

 

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