From the outstanding Internet web site H.I. Sutton we have the details of the latest North Korean weapon of mass destruction delivery system.
"New North Korean submarine: ROMEO-Mod"
"North Korea revealed its latest indigenous submarine on 23rd July 2019. Footage was shown of Kim Jong Un inspecting the submarine, probably in Sinpo on the east coast. North Korean state media (KCNA) reported that it was 'newly built' and will operate in the East Sea of Korea (aka Sea of Japan). This is consistent with North Korea’s existing Gorae Class ballistic missile submarine. "
Able to fire three atomic-tipped missiles. Missiles of the intermediate range. Appear to me to be analogous to the earliest version American Polaris submarine launched ballistic missiles with a range of about 1,500 miles [2,400 kilometers].
Modified North Korean Romeo class submarine able to launch three missiles. Romeo of the family Soviet era submarines Zulu/Whiskey/Romeo. The basic design more or less a modified clone of the World War Two German Type XXI boat. These missiles can fire if the boat is submerged? I am not sure. Click on image to see an enlarged view.
Dig this amazing stuff about the North Korean submarine force:
"On paper North Korea has the second or third largest fleet of submarines in the world, after only the United States and possibly China. While the submarines themselves may be small or antiquated, the men who man them have a proven track record of loyalty, discipline, basic naval competence and aggressive leadership."
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