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  • [N. Korea] Kim Jong Un, KPA seen targeting South Korean island

    11/13/2016 5:47:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    NK News ^ | November 11th, 2016 | JH Ahn
    Kim Jong Un, KPA seen targeting South Korean island N.Korean firepower strike plan shows eastern part of Baengnyeong Island JH Ahn November 11th, 2016 Kim Jong Un and various high-ranking North Korean officials have visited a coastal defense station located on the Mahap Islet, with a North Korean firepower plan shown in the picture targeting a nearby South Korean island, state media reported on Friday. Visiting the site with officials, including Vice-Marshal of the Korean People’s Army Hwang Pyong So, this visit might be Kim’s closest approach to South Korean territory this year, with the unit located less than 20...
  • S.Korea on alert for possible N.Korea firepower display

    02/20/2010 12:20:26 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 254+ views
    AFP ^ | 2/20/2010 | AFP
    South Korea's military was on high alert Saturday after North Korea declared no-go zones near its disputed sea border with the South, sparking fears the reclusive state could begin firing weapons. "We've deployed anti-artillery firefinder radar systems in Baengnyeong island and Yeonpyeong islands," a Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman told AFP. "However, there is no unusual military activity detected in the North," he said. Yonhap news agency said the South had also stepped up air and naval surveillance along the inter-Korean border. As of late Friday, the North has declared a total of eight no-sail zones: four in the Yellow...
  • SKorea deploys Firefinder radar after NKorea barrage

    02/04/2010 10:36:07 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 311+ views ^ | 2/05/2010 |
    South Korea said Friday it had deployed advanced weapons-tracking radar systems on islands near its disputed Yellow Sea border with North Korea following last week's artillery barrages by the North. Defence Minister Kim Tae-Young told lawmakers the AN/TPQ-36 Firefinder systems had been set up on Baengnyeong and Yeonpyeong islands. "A few days ago, deployment of anti-artillery radar systems was completed," the minister was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency. The system is designed to determine where incoming artillery and rocket fire originated, to allow for a possible counter-attack. After declaring two "no sail" zones, the communist state last week...