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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #360 on: 10/03/2017 11:02 PM »
Speculation ON

Given that China's new line of launchers is based on the RD-120 engine, and it is not clear how China got the design, is it possible that the same source provided the design to NK, which then converted the engine to storable fuels?

Speculation OFF
China's are from Ukraine. They are almost identical and their are threads on this. As for North Korea there is not any strong evidence to support this theory and the UN has yet to issue its findings from its recently conducted review. All I can say is wait for a bit.

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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #361 on: 10/04/2017 02:12 PM »
The fact that China's RD-120 derivatives originated from a Ukrainian source somehow means that NK could not purchase from the same source?

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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #362 on: 10/04/2017 02:23 PM »
The fact that China's RD-120 derivatives originated from a Ukrainian source somehow means that NK could not purchase from the same source?
Converting the engine to storable fuels? This is not easy. For NK, apparently there are some better choices
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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #363 on: 10/04/2017 02:23 PM »
No, it’s more that the photos and videos Yankton NKs engines show them to be very, very different from RD-120

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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #364 on: 10/07/2017 07:05 PM »
North Korea preparing long-range missile test: RIA cites Russian lawmaker

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying on Friday.

Anton Morozov, a member of the Russian lower house of parliament’s international affairs committee, and two other Russian lawmakers visited Pyongyang on Oct. 2-6, Russia’s RIA news agency reported.

“They are preparing for new tests of a long-range missile. They even gave us mathematical calculations that they believe prove that their missile can hit the west coast of the United States,” RIA quoted Morozov as saying.

“As far as we understand, they intend to launch one more long-range missile in the near future. And in general, their mood is rather belligerent.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-russia/north-korea-preparing-long-range-missile-test-ria-cites-russian-lawmaker-idUSKBN1CB21T

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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #365 on: 10/18/2017 04:58 PM »
Relevant to this thread.

Doubts Growing US Will Always Defend Asian Allies

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SEOUL --- In South Korea and Japan there is increasing support for the deployment of nuclear weapons to defend against the growing North Korean threat, and due to public concern that the U.S. may no longer be counted on to aid allies with extended nuclear deterrence.

The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency estimates North Korea may have as many as 60 nuclear weapons, and that it might have successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads to fit on its arsenal of 1,000 missiles.

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/187701/doubts-growing-us-will-always-defend-asian-allies.html

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Re: North Korea missiles
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Re: North Korea missiles
« Reply #368 on: 11/22/2017 06:13 AM »
N. Korea seems to have a problem with re-entry capability on its ICBMs.
See: http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/North_Korean_ICBM_program_runs_into_major_roadblock_at_reentry_999.html

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