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T'ŏ'gol Missile Base

Other Name: 터골 미사일 기지, T'ŏgol Scud-C Missile Base, To-kol Missile Base, T'o-kol Missile Base, To-gol Missile Base, Tokol Missile Base
Location: T'ŏ'gol (터골), Pyŏngsan-kun (평산군), North Hwanghae Province (황해북도), North Korea
Subordinate To: Missile Division (미사일 사단), Ministry of the People's Armed Forces (인민무력성), National Defense Commission (국방위원회)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Operational

The missile base at T'ŏ'gol was reportedly under construction as of October 1999. In October 1999, there were conflicting reports regarding the type of missiles deployed at T'ŏ'gol. There were reports of three Scud-C missile battalions with a total of 40 missiles deployed around T'ŏ'gol; however, there were other reports of three Nodong missile battalions deployed there. The Nodong battalions reportedly have nine launchers per battalion. [Note 1: The base could be configured to handle both Scud and Nodong missiles; Note 2: There is another "T'ŏ'gol" in Kŭmch'ŏn-kun, North Hwanghae Province, which is adjacent to Pyŏngsan-kun, North Hwanghae Province.]

Sources:
[1] Kim Kwi Kŭn, "Puk, Hwangbuk T'ŏ'gol Tŭng 6 Kot Scud Missile Kiji Kongsa," Yonhap News Agency, 26 October 1999, www.yonhapnews.co.kr;
[2] Chŏong Kwŏn Hyŏn, "Sajŏng 1300km 'Nodong 1 Ho' Missile Puk, Ch'oe'gŭn Shilchŏnbaech'i," Chosun Ilbo, 25 October 1999, p. 1, in KINDS, www.kinds.or.kr.

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