17th Nuclear Chemical Defense Battalion

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Last Updated: March 1, 2003
Other Name: 제17핵화학방위대대
Location: Onjŏng-ri (온정리), Sŏngch'ŏn-kun (성천군), South P'yŏng'an Province (평안남도), North Korea
Subordinate To: Department of Operations (작전부), Nuclear Chemical Defense Bureau (핵화학방위국), General Staff Department (인민군총참모부), Ministry of People's Armed Forces (인민무력부)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Unknown

The 17th Nuclear Chemical Defense Battalion is reportedly an active duty unit, as is the 18th in Sŏk'am-ri, P'yŏngwŏn-kun, South P'yŏng'an Province. The 17th Nuclear Chemical Defense Battalion consists of five companies. According to the Segye Ilbo, there are two active duty battalions and six reserve battalions.

Sources:
[1] Chang Chun Ik, Pukhan Haek-Missile Chŏnjaeng, (Seoul: Sŏmundang, 1999), pp. 360-364;
[2] Sŏn Chong Ku, "Puk Haekhwahakpang'wiguk: Haeksaenghwahangmugi Ch'ongjihwi," Segye Ilbo, 21 May 1997, p. 17, in KINDS, www.kinds.or.kr

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