North Korean submarine capable of firing missiles being watched, Seoul says

March 30, 2021


North Korea’s possible preparations for the launch of a new submarine is being “closely monitored,” Seoul said, after U.S. analysts said movement has been detected at Sinpo South Naval Shipyard.

South Korean defense ministry spokesman Boo Seung-chan said Monday at a regular press briefing that U.S. and South Korean intelligence authorities are “closely cooperating” and the government is tracking the latest developments, News 1 reported.

The statement from Seoul comes after satellite imagery analysis published to 38 North suggested North Korea had repositioned a floating dry dock alongside a submarine-launch quay.

“The new ballistic missile submarine, which has been under construction for several years, may be nearing completion or is ready to be rolled out and launched in the near future,” analysts Jack Liu and Peter Makowsky said…


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