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N Korea develops new long-range artillery

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  1. illusion8

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    Seoul: North Korea has developed new multiple rocket-launchers with an effective range of 170 kilometres, based on Chinese and Russian technology, a report said Wednesday.

    The new weapons are capable of firing three-metre rockets guided by a Russian GPS device, Seoul's JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported.

    It quoted an unidentified high-ranking official as saying the North has also introduced Chinese technology to upgrade its mainstream multiple rocket-launchers with a maximum range of 90 kilometres.


    The South's defence ministry declined to confirm the report. The newspaper said the new 170-kilometre rocket-launchers could hit new US military bases under construction in Pyeongtaek, some 65 kilometres south of Seoul.

    The US bases 28,500 troops in the South and is planning to move its military headquarters from Seoul to Pyeongtaek.

    The South regards the North's multiple-rocket launchers deployed along the border as a serious security threat because they could mount a concentrated attack on Seoul, only 40 kilometres from the border.

    Residents in Seoul and neighbouring satellite cities, together home to nearly half the South's 49 million people, have always lived under threat of attack from the North's rockets and long-range artillery.

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    Pictures would be sweet. An MRLS is so much more effective, esp. in terms of cost vs power projection, in that theater than ballistic missiles.
     
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    the north and south must unite as one korea. They don't get along when they are split apart like this.
     
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    That's not a multiple rocket launcher.

    Anyway, thanks.
     
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    Our North Korea brothers know how to survive in this Western oriented world. They definitely going to out lasted most of the Middle Eastern states.

    If young Kim can convince the old guards to open up the country and follow China's economic models, wouldn't it be nice. I wouldn't count that out!
     
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    This will maximize the damage to Seoul when North Korea and South Korea go to war again. Good to know a 28 year old is the Supreme Commander.