Saturday, August 26, 2017

N Korea - Multiple Missile Launch

North Korea fires multiple unidentified projectiles
off its east coast, report says.

Summary from different sources:
A first evaluation of the missile launch made western military analysts assume that "two of three short-range missiles failed in flight". At that time it could not be excluded that one single long-range ballistic missile might be accompanied by several short-range missiles launched in short sequence from North Korea's eastern Kangwon province.

The latest military evaluation made by South Korean forces, however, lead to the assumption the North tested its new 300-millimeter multiple-tube rocket-launcher that is able to launch up to eight "artillery missiles" which can create their own thrust and are guided during delivery. Such missiles are difficult to distinguish from single-launched short-range ballistic missiles and can reach many U.S. military bases located in S Korea as their range of delivery is about 180 km.

KN-09 300-mm multiple rocket launcher

[Source: Reuters - CNBC on August 26, 2017, at 01:00 CET and NY Times - CBC Canada - Chosun South Korea at 17:00 CET]


South Korean media: One suspected ballistic missile
launched by North Korea towards the Japanese Sea.

This news is referring to the first launch of a North Korean short-range missile at 05:49 Beijing Time. It is expected to cover a range of 250 km max. and is considered as the answer to U.S.-South Korean joint military drills.

[Source: Global Network - People's Daily 环球网——人民日报, China based news on August 26, 2017, at 06:39 local time]



Ministry of Commerce: DPRK entities and persons are
banned from founding new joint-ventures with China.

[Source: People's Network 人民网 on August 26, 2017]


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