NorthKorea releases images of new KN-06 long range Surface-to-Air-Missile test

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SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has overseen the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system Russia S-300 series, The latest Images shows in a series of missile trials as tensions run high on the divided Korean peninsula.

Over the past month the young leader has supervised several military drills, including the test-firings of medium ballistic missiles, a multiple rocket system and long-range artillery, in response to Seoul-Washington joint army drills south of the border.

The latest launch came as a two-day nuclear security summit was being hosted by Barack Obama in Washington, at which North Korea was the focus of the US president's talks with the leaders of China, South Korea and Japan.

Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency said Saturday Kim "guided the test of a new-type anti-air guided weapon system" to check its capability.

"Under his observation, AA rockets were fired to accurately hit mock enemy aerial targets", it said.
The South's defence ministry said the North fired an anti-air missile around 12:45 pm (0345 GMT) Friday from the eastern city of Sondok.

Kim "expressed great satisfaction over the successful test", calling it another striking demonstration of the the rapidly growing defence capability of the country, KCNA said.

Obama spoke Thursday of the need to "vigilantly enforce the strong UN security measures" imposed on the North after its fourth nuclear test in January and a subsequent long-range rocket launch.

Pyongyang's state media labelled the summit a "nonsensical" effort to find fault with the North's "legitimate access to nuclear weapons".

Existing UN sanctions ban North Korea from conducting any ballistic missile test, although short-range launches tend to go unpunished.
NorthKorea releases images of new KN-06 long range Surface-to-Air-Missile test - rpt based on Russia S-300 series - Defense News
 

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It seems like Russia has leaked some tech to NK.
 

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It seems like Russia has leaked some tech to NK.
Do you really think Russia and NK are working together? I don't see any benefit for the Russians to do that, other than to piss off the US.
 

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North Korea is known to get some tech from the Chinese since both China and the North Koreans totally dislike South Korea and Japan. its well known China has signed agreements for license production of the S-300 so my best guess is the KN-06 has Chinese Technology.
 

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North Korea Conducts First Missile Test in Two Months
Nov 28 2017
By Tom Demerly
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Missile Test Reported to have Landed in East Sea Between Korea and Japan.
Defense sources and the Japanese Prime Minister’s office have confirmed the launch of a new North Korean ballistic missile test. The test, which took place within the last several hours from South Pyongan Province early Wednesday Nov. 29 local time, is now being reported across international media.

“We confirm that we have detected a North Korean ballistic missile launch. The missile is still travelling towards the direction to the East Sea, as we are monitoring right now,” a South Korean military official told media in South Korea several hours ago. Other unconfirmed sources indicate the missile has since landed in the sea.

Sometime after the first mentions began to appear in Asian media the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office tweeted, “A missile was launched from North Korea which appears to have landed within Japan’s exclusive economic zone. As soon as new information comes in, we will let you know.”

The Pentagon tweeted, “We detected a probable missile launch from North Korea. We are in the process of assessing the situation and will provide details when available.”

Several U.S. intelligence gathering aircraft were airborne during the test, including an RC-135S Cobra Ball.


The last North Korean ballistic missile test took place in September 2017. That missile was identified as a Hwasong-12, referred to in the U.S. as the KN-17. The Hwasong-12 has an estimated range of between 2,300 and 3,700 miles (3,700-6000 kilometers).

The type of missile in today’s test has not yet been reported.

Reports from earlier this week from U.S. intelligence sources to Reuters news agency suggested North Korea intended a missile launch test “within days”.
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Today’s test is the first North Korean missile test since September 15, 2017. (Photo: Phoenix777)

This latest reported missile test is significant since it follows a brief period of relative calm in the region since the September 15, 2017 test that may have provided the opportunity for new back-channel communication via China in the interest of maintaining stability in the region.
Top image: File photo of previous North Korean missile test from 2017. (Yonhap)

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Where is North Korea going with us? Intimidating the US while surrounded by many US bases. In my opinion, It was wrong that the US put North Korea leader on the terror list. Both should have brought things on the table and sort this out for the good of the world. North Korea should acknowledge the mighty power of the US and stop launching missiles every other day.
 

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Where is North Korea going with us? Intimidating the US while surrounded by many US bases. In my opinion, It was wrong that the US put North Korea leader on the terror list. Both should have brought things on the table and sort this out for the good of the world. North Korea should acknowledge the mighty power of the US and stop launching missiles every other day.
The problem with weak leaderships is, that they need boogeymen to stay in power. A vicious cycle, that seems to have no end.
 

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the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office tweeted, “A missile was launched from North Korea which appears to have landed within Japan’s exclusive economic zone. As soon as new information comes in, we will let you know.”

Japan should consider this an act of war and bomb the hell out of North Korea.
 

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Where is North Korea going with us? Intimidating the US while surrounded by many US bases.

In their minds they are preparing to counter the threats that surround them.

World has put North Koreans in isolation, all those sanctions and isolation has strengthened the dictator's rule. People remain cut off from the rest of the world and there only worry is to survive.
 

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North Korea claims new ICBM, completion of nuclear development
By Lee Chi-dong, Kim Soo-yeon and Lee Haye-ah,
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Nov. 29, 2017
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This image released by the North Korean official news service (KCNA) shows the launch of the Hwasong-14 ICBM during its test-fire on August 8. The missile fired Tuesday is believed to be a new version. File Photo courtesy of KCNA/UPI | License Photo


SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- North Korea said Wednesday it has successfully test-fired a new long-range ballistic missile with the whole U.S. mainland in range, rekindling sharp military tensions in the region.

It announced the Hwasong-15, an upgrade of the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, can carry a super-size nuclear warhead, a feat the North's leader described as the final touches on the country's nuclear weapons development.

"It is the most powerful ICBM which meets the goal of the completion of the rocket weaponry system development set by the DPRK," the Korean Central News Agency said in its English-language report, using the acronym for the country's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The announcement came hours after the firing of a projectile from the outskirts of Pyongyang was detected.

During its 53-minute flight, it traveled 950 kilometers at an apogee of 4,475 km to splash into the East Sea, an assertion confirmed by the defense authorities of South Korea, the United States and Japan.

The data suggest that the North has succeeded in extending the range of its ICBM enough to threaten the Eastern United States, while it remains a question whether it has mastered atmospheric re-entry and warhead miniaturization technologies for a reliable ICBM.

But Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said the test might not have been a full success as it lost contact with the control center on the ground in the middle of the flight.

"Radio communication exists between the launch pad and the missile. In this case, our understanding is that the communication was cut off in the middle [of flight]. In this sense, there is a point where it's hard to say it's a success," Lee said during a discussion hosted by the Kwanhun Club, an association of senior journalists.

The provocation threw cold water on hopes of a shift to the dialogue phase amid a pause in the North's missile launches for 2 1/2 months.

It showed that the Kim regime remains eager to be recognized as a nuclear state, not interested in denuclearization talks for now.
The missile was apparently fired at a lofted angle. If done at a standard one, it could have gone far over 10,000 km, given its maximum altitude, experts said.

"If these numbers are correct, then if flown on a standard trajectory rather than this lofted trajectory, this missile would have a range of more than 13,000 kilometers" (8,100 miles)," David Wright, a co-director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, wrote on his organization's blog.

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis took note of the height as well.
"It went higher, frankly, than any previous shot they've taken," he told reporters at the White House. "It's a research and development effort on their part to continue building ballistic missiles that can threaten everywhere in the world."

South Korean President Moon Jae-in strongly denounced the North for its "military brinkmanship."

Once the North completes its ICBM development, he warned, the security situation will become exacerbated to an "uncontrollable" level.
South Korea and the United States said they need more time and materials to see if the North has actually reached the point.
"Our government has emphasized repeatedly on major occasions that we will offer a bright future if [North Korea] comes to the dialogue table. Despite our sincere efforts and appeals, it fired a ballistic missile today," Moon said, presiding over a National Security Council meeting.

He said his administration would not "sit and watch" the North's belligerence.

Moon later had 20-minute phone talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, in which they "underscored the grave threat that North Korea's latest provocation poses not only to the United States and the Republic of Korea but to the entire world."

Moon told Trump that the North's missile technology is deemed to have improved. They agreed to keep putting "pressure and sanctions" on the regime in close coordination with each other, said Moon's office Cheong Wa Dae.

South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her American counterpart Rex Tillerson talked about the issue as well by phone and vowed to make all diplomatic efforts for the denuclearization of Korea.

Speaking in New York, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed that "all options" are on the table, with his administration considering "additional measures."

He warned the North not to test the resolve of Trump and U.S. military power.

In a separate statement, Seoul's foreign ministry urged Pyongyang to halt such "reckless" provocations that only escalate tensions on the peninsula and deepen the North's isolation and economic hardship.

The U.N. Security Council will soon hold an emergency session in New York to discuss how to punish the North for the launch, which constituted a clear violation of several resolutions.

The South's military described the North's move as a "serious threat" to Seoul and its alliance with Washington.

The allies are "maintaining the ability and posture to strike the origin of provocation and command and support facilities with precision anytime, on the ground, at sea and in the air," the JCS said.

In a show of force, the South's armed forces conducted a live-fire missile exercise near the Northern Limit Line in the East Sea, minutes after the North's missile firing.

It involved an Army missile unit, a Navy Aegis ship and an Air Force KF-16 fighter jet, each firing a missile at a simulated target set in consideration of the distance to the site where the North launched the missile.

The North's missile launch marked its first since Sept. 15, when it fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan. That projectile flew about 3,700 km at a maximum altitude of 770 km.

The newest launch is the 11th missile provocation by the communist nation since the South's president took office in May with the stated policy goal of improving inter-Korean ties and bringing lasting peace to the peninsula.

The North previously launched an ICBM on July 4 and another on July 28.

On the Kim Jong Un regime's intentions, the JCS official said it seems to be protesting diplomatic and economic pressure from the world, including the U.S. decision to put Pyongyang back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Kim may be also seeking to strengthen the unity of his regime, which is facing economic troubles and potential political unrest from the purge of some senior officials and a local soldier's defection to the South via the truce village of Panmunjom, he said.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/11/29/North-Korea-claims-new-ICBM-completion-of-nuclear-development/3031511960805/ph3/
 

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U.S. decision to put Pyongyang back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
How can that be established? Apparently DPRK is not operating any insurgencies, is not involved in financing any terror outfit and they are not fighting an active war ....... so?
 

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What We’ve Learned About North Korea’s New Hwasong-15 Long Range ICBM
Nov 30 2017
By Tom Demerly
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This Week’s DPRK Launch Test Opens New Tensions with Sophisticated Missile.

On Nov. 29, 2017, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) tested a new, claimed-longer range ICBM called the Hwasong-15. It was launched from a ballistic missile test facility in South Pyongan Province, North Korea.

The launch test was significant for two reasons.

This Wednesday’s test followed over two months without any North Korean ICBM launch tests and was punctuated by a U.S. Presidential visit to neighboring China and Asia. Some analysts suggested the two events may have signaled the beginning of moderation in the ongoing North Korean crisis.

In opposition to the theory of impending détente, this week’s North Korean missile test proved to be a continued escalation of tensions. The missile launched for the first time this week was an ICBM not previously reported by the U.S. The new missile, the Hwasong-15, has longer claimed range than any prior North Korean ICBM. Hours after the test North Korea’s official news agency claimed the Hwasong-15, “could strike anywhere in the U.S.”

Official North Korean news sources claimed the Hwasong-15 reached an altitude of approximately 2,700 miles – well above the orbital altitude for the International Space Station – and covered nearly 600 miles in horizontal distance moving east toward Japan during its 53-minute flight. This launch test was predominantly vertical in trajectory. North Korea claimed the missile, “hit its intended target” in the Pacific near Japan. If the trajectory of the Hwasong-15 were altered to a more horizontal geometry the missile could theoretically cover substantial distance. In a statement following the launch test the Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit think tank headquartered in Massachusetts, voiced concern that the missile’s range was, “more than enough to reach Washington D.C., albeit with a reduced payload.”

In typically theatric tone, a North Korean newscaster proclaimed, “After watching the successful launch of the new type ICBM Hwasong-15, Kim Jong Un declared with pride that now we have finally realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, the cause of building a rocket power!”

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In what appears to be a staged photo (there is no missile track on the monitors) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reacts to eat Hwasong-15 missile test. (Photo: North Korean Media)

This Wednesday’s North Korean missile launch test of the new Hwasong-15 was first detected by one of only four South Korean Air Force 737 AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning & Control) aircraft, called “Peace Eye”. The surveillance aircraft (based on the Boeing 737 airliner) were delivered to South Korea between May and October of 2012. They are based at Gimhae Air Base. South Korea claims the missile was detected, “within one minute of launch”. The missile was soon also observed on radar by at least one South Korean Navy Sejong-the-Great class destroyer at sea using their AN/SPY-1D antennae and Aegis Combat System.

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A South Korean Air Force 737 AEWC “Peace Eye” surveillance aircraft detected the missile launch. (Photo: Boeing)

Along with the E7, several other aircraft were monitoring the launch, including a U.S. Air Force RC-135S Cobra Ball aircraft from Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, deployed to Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, able to track ballistic missiles reentry vehicles and warheads during the final phase of flight; and a USAF E-8C JSTARS.


According to media reports in Asia, “Two minutes after the North Korean missile launch at 3:17 AM local time Wednesday morning, South Korean President Moon Jae-in was briefed about the provocation by his top security adviser. Six minutes after the launch, the South Korean military staged a live-fire missile exercise, in an apparent display of its response capabilities to strike the North Korean origin of provocations. At 6 a.m., the South Korean president held a meeting with the National Security Council at the Blue House bunker.”

Noteworthy observations about the newly observed Hwasong-15 include a new mobile launch platform. The wheeled platform shown in a photo released by North Korean media is larger than previously observed versions. Launching the missile from a mobile platform makes locating it prior to launch more difficult, a problem that was underscored during the first U.S./Iraq war when a significant amount of resources were devoted to finding the mobile Scud missile launchers in the Iraqi desert that were targeting Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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North Korean Hwasong-15 in launch position of mobile launcher. (Photo: North Korean Media)

Military intelligence source Global Security.org reported that South Korean military officials said the maximum range projections for the Hwasong-15 could only be achieved if two key technologies of a nuclear-armed ICBM have been secured: the technology for the warhead and guidance system to survive an atmospheric re-entry and the technology to miniaturize the warhead and guidance payload. It has not been confirmed if North Korea has achieved those technological milestones.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace fellow Zhao Tong, an expert in the Nuclear Policy Program at Carnegie’s Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing, China, told Global Security.org that this latest successful launch test of North Korea’s Hwasong-15, “could mean that the DPRK thinks it has achieved all the basic technical capabilities of a credible nuclear force and therefore no major missile tests are needed anymore. If this is the case, this could potentially open a window to de-escalate tension in the near-term future and may increase the chances of diplomatic engagement with North Korea.”

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Report: North Korea's next provocation could involve SLBM
By Elizabeth Shim
Nov. 30, 2017

North Korea may soon engage in its next provocation and test a submarine-launched ballistic missile, according to a Japanese press report.

The Tokyo Shimbun reported Thursday the Kim Jong Un regime could soon launch the Pukguksong-3, a SLBM that is nearing completion.

Quoting a source familiar with the North Korean military, the newspaper's China-based correspondent reported North Korea may be placing finishing touches on the missile, and could test the weapon soon.

The fuselage of the Pukuguksong-3 is slimmer than the Pukguksong-1, and up to two of the missiles can be deployed to a newly built submarine, the source said.

North Korea successfully tested the Pukuguksong-1 in August 2016. In February 2017, the regime tested the Pukguksong-2, an upgraded SLBM.

North Korea launched what it claimed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-15, and released images of the launch on Wednesday.

Images of Kim included the leader by the gigantic rocket.

Michael Duistman, an analyst with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies said the size of the Hwasong-15 signifies a new stage in North Korea's nuclear development.

"Only a few countries can produce missiles of this size, and North Korea just joined the club," the analyst said, according to the BBC.

The size of the missile's nose cone indicates it could carry a "super-large heavy" nuclear warhead, according to the report.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/11/30/Report-North-Koreas-next-provocation-could-involve-SLBM/7101512068221/?spt=slh&or=2
 

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Cathay-Pacific says airline crew saw North Korean missile launch
by ASC Staff on Dec 5, 2017

The crew of a Cathay Pacific flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong reported what they believed was a North Korean ballistic missile re-entering the Earth's atmosphere last Wednesday, the airline has said.

According to CNN, the flight crew reported the incident to Japan ATC (Air Traffic Control) and the airline’s head office, following set procedures.

Cathay-Pacific said in a statement that it has been in contact with relevant authorities, industry bodies and other airlines about the incident, and has no plans at present to change its flight routes.
"Though the flight was far from the event location, the crew advised Japan ATC (Air Traffic Control) according to procedures. Operation remained normal and was not affected," the statement said. "We remain alert and review the situation as it evolves."
North Korea last Wednesday test-fired what is believed to be its biggest and most powerful missile, the Hwasong-15, which is thought to be capable of striking anywhere in the continental United States.

It was the re-entry of this missile into the atmosphere that the Cathay-Pacific crew reportedly witnessed.

It's not the first time this year a North Korean missile has had a close call with a passenger plane.

An Air France plane in June passed near the splashdown site of a North Korean missile.

At the time, US Defense Department spokesman Jeff Davis warned the intercontinental ballistic missile North Korea tested in July "flew through busy airspace used by commercial airliners."

However, industry experts have pointed out that the chances of a ballistic missile from North Korea hitting a commercial airliner are in the billions to one.

Nonetheless, the International Civil Aviation Organization, a UN agency tasked with governing air safety and other matters, considers a missile test to be a threat to the safety of civilian aircraft and its guidelines state that nations have the "responsibility to issue risk advisories regarding any threats to the safety of civilian aircraft operating in their airspace."

North Korea regularly fails to issue such notices to airmen (NOTAM) when conducting missile launches, according to South Korean officials.

http://www.arabiansupplychain.com/article-13700-cathay-pacific-says-airline-crew-saw-north-korean-missile-launch/
 

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South Korea, U.S., Japan launch anti-missile drill
By Jennie Oh
Dec. 11, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea, -- South Korea began a joint anti-missile drill with the United States and Japan on Monday, as a show of force against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.

The South Korean military's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the two-day drill would be held in waters off the Korean Peninsula and Japan, Yonhap reported.

The allied forces will focus on detecting and tracking ballistic missiles fired from the North through computer-simulated training, involving South Korea's Seoae Ryu Seong Ryong Aegis destroyer, the U.S. Aegis destroyers and Japan's Chokai Aegis ship.

The combined drill is the sixth of its kind since 2016, and is being held amid speculation that North Korea may soon test a submarine-launched ballistic missile.

Earlier this month, North Korea monitoring website 38 North published a report that suggested the regime is be nearing the completion of a platform to test a SLBM.
According to its satellite imagery taken throughout November, a second submersible ballistic missile test stand barge was moved to a fitting-out dock at the western Nampo Navy Shipyard.

Vessels usually receive the finishing touches on their structures at the dock before they become operational, according to the report.

North Korea installed its first SLBM test barge at Sinpo South Shipyard.

The regime successfully tested the Pukgusong-1 SLBM in August 2016 and six months later fired the upgraded land-based variant Pukgusong-2 into the East Sea.
After the North's Hwasong-15 ICBM launch last month, there are growing speculations that the North may soon test the Pukgusong-3 SLBM, Tokyo Shimbun reported last month.

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