Kum Song Tractor Factory

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Last Updated: April 1, 2003
Other Name: 금성뜨락또르공장, Kŭmsŏng Tractor Factory, Kŭmsŏng General Tractor Works, Kŭmsŭng Tractor Complex, Kŭmsong Tractor Comprehensive Factory, Kŭmŏng Tractor General Plant, Kŭmsŏng Tractor Plant, Kumsong Tractor Plant
Location: Nampo (남포시), North Korea
Subordinate To: Probably the Ministry of Metal and Machine-Building Industries
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The Kŭmsŏng Tractor Factory is the largest tractor factory in North Korea. According Joseph S. Bermudez, this plant produces tracked TELs for surface-to-ship cruise missiles.

[1] Pukhan, November 1997, pp. 121-133, in "Defector Describes North Korean Transport System," BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, 7 January 1998, in Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe, http://web.lexis-nexis.com.
[2] Joseph S. Burmudez, Jr., The Armed Forces of North Korea, (New York: I.B. Tauris, 2001), p. 284.
[3] ROK Ministry of Unification, Pukhan Kaeyo 2000 (Seoul: Ministry of Unification, December 1999), p. 355.

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