*Another* Musudan Launch and Another Failure

October 20, 2016 Mbeljac 0

US Strategic Command reports that North Korea has just conducted another test of the Musudan missile, hot on the heels of Friday’s failed test, and a reemphasis by Washington of extended deterrence on the Korean peninsula. Today’s test, as with that on Friday, was near the city of Kusong. According […]

Latest Musudan Missile Test: North Korean Island Hopping?

October 18, 2016 Mbeljac 0

On Friday North Korea conducted a, failed, test of the Musudan (Hwasong-10) Medium Range Ballistic Missile, and informative analysis is slowly emerging given the paucity of data. The Musudan is widely seen as being based on Soviet SS-N-6 “Serb” technology (i.e. not Scud). The Musudan has been lengthened to carry […]

Possible New Centrifuge Plant at Kahuta and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

September 19, 2016 Mbeljac 0

Public domain satellite imagery shows new construction activity at the Khan Research Laboratories, Kahuta Pakistan, consistent with development of a new uranium enrichment plant. The imagery was obtained on 28 September 2015 and 18 April 2016. According to Jane’s Intelligence Review In addition to being located near to the KRL, […]

Hollow North Korean Nuclear Warhead Pits?

September 18, 2016 Mbeljac 0

Jeffrey Lewis has an interesting article exploring some of the possible technical advances represented by North Korea’s fifth nuclear weapons test. He reminds us of the boast earlier this year, from Kim Jong-un, that North Korea had developed a nuclear warhead capable of delivery by ballistic missile North Korea’s propaganda […]