North Korea Update 4/9 22:30 ET: DPRK Preparing for Multiple Missile Launches


by John Galt
April 9, 2013 22:30 EDT

The Twitter headlines and stories from Yonhap News in South Korea say it best as things continue to heat up and apparently the North Koreans are preparing an IRBM launch along with possibly some shorter range missile launches per Yonhap News:


Officials in Seoul say there are possibilities that the North may fire off several missiles from different sites, in case of an unsuccessful launch of the Musudan missile, which has never been tested before.

   According to satellite imagery, four or five more TELs were recently spotted in South Hamkyung Province, sparking speculation that the North may fire off missiles in several places.

   The TELs were believed to be launch platforms for short-range Scud missiles, which have a range of 300-500 kilometers, and medium-range Nodong missiles, which can travel 1,300-1,500 km, the source said.

   “There are clear signs that the North could simultaneously fire off Musudan, Scud and Nodong missiles,” a government source said, asking for anonymity citing confidential information.

Also from Yonhap:

S. Korea to set up GPS jamming surveillance system

By Lee Minji
SEOUL, April 10 (Yonhap) — Amid growing war threats from North Korea, South Korea plans to beef up its surveillance system against the North’s provocative electronic jamming signals that have targeted civilian facilities in the past, sources said Wednesday.

In addition to cyber attacks on South Korean networks, the North has been disrupting global positioning system (GPS) signals since 2010. GPS is a satellite-based navigation system widely used by planes, ships and vehicles.

In addition these headlines have been flying through the Twittersphere tonight, especially from Steve Herman from the Voice of America bureau:

Steve Herman@W7VOA: Multiple reports of PRC border crossing with #DPRK now being closed to tourists.

Steve Herman@W7VOA: Yonhap quotes #ROK official saying #DPRK Reconnaissance General Bureau responsible for return cyber hacking in S. Korea.

Jon Williams@WilliamsJon: #DPRK missile “fueled & ready for launch” sources tell @ABC‘s @MarthaRaddatz.

John Aziz@azizonomicsNorth Korea evacuates London embassy in preparation for “nuclear war tomorrow”: …

BREAKING: Tourist Visits to North Korea Suspended

More early tomorrow morning Eastern Time if events warrant it. And I mean real early.




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  • tgvas

    and i always hated wednesdays cuz nothing exciting ever happened

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