Nuclear Electronics Research Institute

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Last Updated: June 26, 2012
Other Name: 핵전자학연구소; Nuclear Electronics Institute (핵전자 연구소); Nuclear Electronics Laboratory
Location: Bungang-jigu (분강지구), Yongbyon-gun(영변군), Puonganbuk-do (평안북도), North Korea
Subordinate To: Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center (영변원자력연구센터), General Department of Atomic Energy (원자력총국), Cabinet (내각)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Unknown

The Nuclear Electronics Research Institute was probably constructed in the 1960s. The facility was based on an early Soviet design, and reportedly conducts research in reactor controls and develops various gauges and devices for this purpose.

Sources: Shin Song-tack, “북한의 핵개발 능력과 현황 [DPRK’s Nuclear Development Ability],” Center of Free Enterprise (South Korea), 7 October 2004, www.cfe.org.

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