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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

N.Korea deploys torpedo-carrying midget subs

Midget SubmarineNorth Korea has developed a new type of midget submarine fitted with torpedo launch tubes, allowing it to attack South Korea warships more easily, a report said Tuesday.

Satellite images of a naval base in the North's southwestern city of Nampo, published by JoongAng Ilbo newspaper, show what appears to be a 17-metre-long (56-feet) submarine with a tube-like structure attached to its top.

"We have concluded that it is a torpedo launch tube," the paper quoted an unidentified Seoul intelligence source as saying.

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1 comment:

  1. This is a semisubmersible, rather than a midget submarine. It's probably one of the Kajamis (Taedong-B) sold to Iran a few years back.


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