P'yŏngsan-kun Cruise Missile Base

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Last Updated: March 1, 2003
Other Name: 평산군 미사일 기지, P'yŏngsan Cruise Missile Base, Pyongsan Missile Base
Location: P'yŏngsan-kun (평산군), North Hwanghae Province (황해북도), 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

Eya Osamu, a Japanese journalist, quotes a North Korean defector named Ko Ch'ŏl Myŏng as having said there is a cruise missile base in P'yŏngsan-kun, North Hwanghae Province. However, Eya's report is unconfirmed, and South Korea's Ministry of Unification has no record of a North Korean defector named Ko Ch'ŏl Myŏng. Eya could have used a pseudonym for the defector, and it is possible that Eya's source confused this facility with the Scud missile base at T'ŏ'gol, Pyŏngsan-kun, North Hwanghae Province.

[1] Interview with South Korean Ministry of Unification official by Mari Sudo, research associate, Center for Nonproliferation Studies (via e-mail), 6 February 2002.
[2] Eya Osamu, Seimitsu: Sekaikikenchizu; Hanransuru Kitachosen (Tokyo: Tokuma Shoten, 1995), pp. 230-231.

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