According to Choi Ju-hwal, who in 1995 defected from his post as Colonel and Chief of joint venture section of Yung-Seong Trading Company under the Ministry of People's Army, missile production facilities include the Yakjeon Machinery Factory in Man'gyongdae-ri [Mankeyungdae, also known as Man'gyongdae and Mankeidai]
According to Kim Kil Son, who prior to defection to south Korea in August 1997 worked in a publications department of North Korea’s Number 2 Research Center,
the Number 2 Research Center has two missile factories -- the ManKyongDae Electric Machine Factory and the Number 7 Defense Factory. Around 1,500 persons work at the ManKyongDae Electric Machine Factory, located in an underground facility in YoungChuDong, YoungSongKu in Pyongyang. About 600 are party members. The ManKyongDae Electric Machine Factory, also known as the Yakjeon Machinery Factory, was established around 1978 and makes around 200 products. The HwaSong 1 (NoDong 1) is produced at this facility.
According to Kim Kil Son, the Number 7 Defense Factory, located about five miles from the ManKyongDae Electric Machine Factory, produces missiles. The HwaSong 6 (TaePoDong 1) is produced at the Number 7 Defense Factory. This factory provides test equipment and manufacturing for the HwaSong 6.
ManKyongDae Electric Machine Factory
Yakjeon Machinery Factory
Number 7 Defense Factory
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