Kalgol-dong Scud Missile Base

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Last Updated: March 1, 2003
Other Name: 갈골동 스커드 미사일 기지, Kalgol Scud Missile Base, Kalgol Missile Base
Location: Kalgol-dong (갈골동), Hŭich'ŏn (희천시), Chagang Province (자강도), North Korea
Subordinate To: Missile Division (미사일 사단), Ministry of the People's Armed Forces (인민무력성), National Defense Commission (국방위원회)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Unknown

North Korea reportedly began construction of the Kalgol-dong missile base in early 1999, and the base was still under construction as of March 2001. The Chosun Ilbo reports that Kalgol-dong is a base for Hwasŏng-6 (Scud-C) missiles; however, other reports suggest that the facility is only a "Scud missile" base.

[1] Chu Yong Chung, "Sajŏng 500km Scud C Missile 200 Ki," Chosun Ilbo, 29 September 1999, p. 1, in KINDS, www.kinds.or.kr.
[2] Kim Chong Hun, "99 Kukbangbaeksŏ Palp'yo - Pukpyŏngnyŏk Manmyŏng Nŭl'ŏ 117 Manmyŏng," Kyunghyang Shinmun, 13 October 1999, p. 3, in KINDS, www.kinds.or.kr.
[3] Kim Yŏng Bŏn, "Puk Hwahangmugi 5,000t Poyu," Munhwa Ilbo, 13 October 1999, p. 30, in KINDS, www.kinds.or.kr.
[4] Kim Min Sŏk, "Puk Missile Kiji Kyesok Chŭngsŏl," Joongang Ilbo, 5 March 2001, www.joins.com.

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