Bases de mísseis da Coreia do Norte infographic
A infografia mostra a localização das bases de mísseis não declaradas da Coreia do Norte.


Bases de mísseis da Coreia do Norte

By Duncan Mil

February 9, 2022 - A base de mísseis Hoejung-ni, construída perto da fronteira da China para a proteger de ataques preventivos dos EUA, é uma das muitas bases de mísseis não declaradas que compõem o dispositivo de Pyongyang.

This latest undeclared missile base, just 25 kilometres (15 miles) from the border with China, will likely house a regiment-sized unit equipped with intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).

According to the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the underground facility could deploy Taepodong-2 ICBMs or Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs). North Korea launched a Hwasong-12 IRBM from the nearby Mupyong-ri missile base on January 30, 2022 -- the first IRBM missile launch by North Korea since 2017.

Hoejung-ni is one of Pyongyang’s 20 undeclared ballistic missile bases, reports CSIS. Undeclared bases are not included in nuclear talks and will escape dismantlement in any nuclear deal.

The Hoejung-ni missile base is 15 kilometres northwest of the older Yongjo-ni missile base. Hoejung-ni is the second possible ICBM base in North Korea identified by CSIS analysts. Yusang-ni, a base 63km (39 miles) northeast of Pyongyang, the capital, was identified in 2019.

In January 2019, Pyongyang test-fired tactical and railway-borne missiles. The country also launched two rockets from a train last September and another pair in January.

The Haesan-Manpo railway, a 250km rail line that runs near the border with China, goes straight through Hoejung-ni.

PUBLISHED: 10/02/2022; STORY: Graphic News