Tuesday, April 24, 2012

N Korea 'showed off fake missiles'

The long-range ballistic missiles displayed at a North Korean military parade this month were mock-ups.

German experts claim that the ballistic missiles paraded in Pyongyang were fakes [Picture: AP / News]

The military parade was merely "a nice dog and pony show", two German experts have said. One of the missiles on show in Kim Il-Sung Square on April 15 - transported on a launcher of apparent Chinese design - seemed to be a new addition to the nuclear-armed country's long-range arsenal, according to analysts at the time.

But Markus Schiller and Robert H. Schmucker, of Schmucker Technologie, said all six of the road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) on show that day were models.

Read more: News 


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