North Korea-Iran Missile Cooperation

North Korea’s ground test of a powerful, liquid-fueled engine on September 20, and the launch of three modified-Scud missiles earlier this month renewed allegations that Pyongyang and Tehran are collaborating on ballistic-missile development. The accusations are mostly speculative, based largely on the apparent similarities of ballistic missiles and satellite launchers…

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North Korea’s Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile: Continued Progress at the Sinpo South Shipyard

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. Summary North Korea’s recent successful test launch of another Bukkeukseong-1 (Polaris-1, KN-11) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) has reinforced ongoing concerns regarding the continuing development of the missile system and the GORAE-class experimental ballistic missile submarine. Recent commercial satellite imagery…

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Technology that could circumvent missile defense systems should face stronger export restrictions, according to study

John Wagley Top Priority Sector:  military_force_protection A new government-funded report from the Santa Monica, CA-based Rand Corp., a nonprofit research group, highlights several technologies that it says should have tighter export controls because of the possibility they could be used to outmaneuver missile defense systems. Homepage position:  1 read more…

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