30 Jun '13, 4pm

Report: N. Korea Deploys New Guns Along Border

SEOUL — North Korea has deployed new rocket launchers along its border capable of hitting targets beyond Seoul, a report said Sunday. Artillery units from the North were spotted replacing older multiple rocket stations with an upgraded version of the 240mm guns, Yonhap news agency said. The agency quoted an unnamed government official as saying the new multiple rocket launchers with a maximum range of 70 kilometers (42 miles) could extend their reach beyond the South Korean capital. The South’s defense ministry declined to confirm the report. North Korea has 5,100 multiple rocket launchers, according to military data. It has been eager to upgrade its mainstream multiple rocket launchers, which pose a serious security threat to South Korea. Residents in Seoul and neighboring satellite cities, together home to nearly half the South’s 49 million people, have always lived unde...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130630/DEFREG03/3063...

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