RFA: N. Korea Making Railroad Mobile Missile Launch Pads

Write : 2016-08-31 10:36:19 Update : 2016-08-31 13:14:24

U.S.-based Radio Free Asia(RFA) reported on Wednesday that North Korea is making mobile launch pads using railroads for long-range missiles.

RFA quoted a North Korean source from the North’s Gangwon Province as saying that the engineers belonging to the North’s Second Economic Committee came to a vehicle factory within the province in May and since then have been assembling mobile missile launch pads there.

The source said the 'June Fourth Comprehensive Vehicle Enterprise' used to be under the control of the North’s Ministry of Railways, but the oversight of the factory was handed over to the Second Economic Committee in 2014, when the North declared a modernization project of weapons.

The resident said the vehicle factory is producing six railroad mobile launchers every month on average, adding each vehicle consists of 14 carriages and is sturdier than the existing eight-carriage railroad vehicles.

Another source in the North Province of Hamgyong told RFA that people in the region also heard the news that Pyongyang is making railroad mobile launch pads for long-range missiles. 

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