According to US intelligence, North Korea is building at least two new launch facilities for the medium-range Taepo Dong 1 missile. A launch facility for the
Taepo Dong 1 at Yongo dong could be completed in 1999. As of late 1998 workers had completed bunkers for propellant fuel and were constructing a launch platform. A similar site was under construction at Chiha-ri, the technical
support base for North Korea's Scud missile brigade. US intelligence had identified some construction that may be bunkers for Taepo Dong storage, from which the missiles could be rolled out and elevated into launch position.
Sources and Resources
- "N. Korea Expanding Missile Programs," By Dana Priest and Thomas W. Lippman
Washington Post Friday, November 20, 1998; Page A01
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