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originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
What would really be funny is if all 70 of his subs have catastrophic failures and wind up as scrap on the bottom of the ocean. The US military has technology that can track those subs. Probably won't hear about it though,..
originally posted by: ketsuko
Do you really think we could retaliate without having to worry about how China would choose to perceive such a move?
By 1990, all Golf-class submarines were decommissioned. Ten of them were allegedly sold to North Korea in 1993. And now it appears that North Korean engineers have been busy learning Soviet technology for the last 20 years and have got the sub seaworthy again.
An unidentified submarine was spotted by a US intelligence satellite. The vessel is moored at North Korea’s Sinpo South Shipyard.
“The new submarine is 67 meters long with a beam of 6.6 meters, and has a dive displacement in the 3,000-tonne range,” Yonhap’s source in Seoul said.
“According to the analysis of satellite imagery revealed by 38 North (US-based monitoring entity), a ground test facility for the SLBM (Submarine launched ballistics missile) launch has been up and running at the Sinpo shipyard,” another source said.
However outdated these subs might appear today, their three ballistic missiles could hit targets at a range of up to 1,500 kilometers, albeit with low accuracy. Some versions of the ballistic missiles used on them could be launched from underwater. By purchasing old Soviet subs, Pyongyang must have saved years of research in submarine missile launch technology.
originally posted by: Reverbs
originally posted by: tempestking
70% of nk subs so dose that mean one sub as gone ......
I don't get all the jokes.
Yous guys are listening to too much propaganda.. I think they have something like 75 submarines.
I'm sure you must know that if they really decided to they would destroy the north of south korea in a day.
It's not hard to make a quiet sub. It's hard to make Giant quiet subs with nuclear reactors on them.
Ten of them were allegedly sold to North Korea in 1993. And now it appears that North Korean engineers have been busy learning Soviet technology for the last 20 years and have got the sub seaworthy again.