Monday, September 25, 2017

North Korea: States it can legally shoot down US bombers in international airspace

(Pyongyang) North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho spoke to the Media outside the UN Monday:
"Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make counter measures, including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers, even when they are not yet inside the airspace border of our country"
Whilst NK has a large number of Surface to Air missiles all but one are ancient, the one exception is the KN-06  , which is based on the Chinese HQ-9 , which itself is based on the Russian S-300 and is reported to have a range of no more than 150 Kms

In May North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim Jong-un, had supervised testing of the KN 06 which was described as “new-type anti-aircraft guided weapon system.”. The system uses what appears to be an indigenous version of the mobile 5N63 "Flap Lid" phased array radar, and likely has capabilities somewhat akin to later versions of the S-300P SAM system