Saturday, August 12, 2017
Yet more from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter:
"North Korea reportedly mounts anti-ship cruise missile on fast boat"
"US intelligence sources reported Tuesday that the North Koreans had mounted anti-ship cruise missiles on fast boats, indicating that Pyongyang is preparing for an early test launch of the Stormpetel missile from boats anchored at the Toejo Dong port on its eastern coast."
"The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Navy practiced launching identical cruise missiles last May from a Ghadir-type submarine."
Hard to know with any degree of certainty any details of the Stormpetel missile.
The North Koreans refer to this anti-ship missile as a: "KN-09 Kumsong-3 - Reported North Korean copy of the Kh-35U". KN-09 a North Korean knock-off [?] of the Russian anti-ship missile NATO code-named Switchblade.
"'Switchblade', GRAU 3M24) . . . is designed to attack vessels up to 5,000 tonnes."
Iranians and North Koreans in harmony? Fast boats armed with anti-ship missiles an antidote to the might of the U.S. Navy. The Axis of Evil at work?
NONE of this is really clear to me!