Tŏkhyŏn-ku Unidentified Missile Engine Factory

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Last Updated: April 1, 2003
Other Name: 덕현구 미확인 미사일 발동기 공장
Location: Tŏkhyŏn-nodongjagu (덕현노동자구), Ŭiju-kun (의주군), North P'yŏng'an Province (평안북도), North Korea
Subordinate To: Ministry of Metal and Machine-Building Industries (금속기계공업성); or Second Economic Committee (제2경제위원회), National Defense Commission (국방위원회)
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According to an unidentified North Korean defector, a facility in "Tokhyŏn-ri" produces "high-speed aircraft engines and engines mounted on missiles." This indicates the facility might produce engines for 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. 286.
[3] "North Korea Special Weapons Guide," Federation of American Scientists, www.fas.org.

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