Hwajin-ri Missile Base

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Last Updated: April 1, 2003
Other Name: 화진리 미사일 기지, Hwajilli Missile Test Site, Hwajilli SAM Base, Hwajin-ri SAM Base
Location: Hwajin-ri (화진리), P'yŏngwŏn-kun (평원군), South P'yŏng'an Province (평안남도), North Korea [Note: some South Korean references use an alternative Chinese character (花進里) for this location; however, the pronunciation is the same].
Subordinate To: Air Defense Command Center (공군사령부) and/or First Air Division (제1공군사단), Korean People's Air Force (조선인민군공군), Ministry of the People's Armed Forces (인민무력성), National Defense Commission (국방위원회); or Unidentified coastal defense missile regiment, Korean People
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Unknown

Hwajin-ri was used as a missile test facility prior to the completion of the Musudan-ri in the mid-1980s. There is little information about this facility, but there are reports that it is currently a SAM base or a surface-to-ship missile base.

[1] Ch'oe Wŏn Ki, "[Ch'ojŏm] Musudan Missile Kiji Ŏddŏn Kos'in'ga?" Joongang Ilbo, 14 January 2000, www.joins.com.
[2] Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., "North Korea's Musudan-ri Launch Facility," Center for Defense and International Security Studies, 1999, www.cdiss.org.

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