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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

North Korea has tested air defense system, the US responded by sending to the island of an aircraft carrier

The actions of the leadership of the DPRK again caused alarm in the international community. This time the North Korean military has tested a new air defense system (PVO). The exact date of test is unknown, but, apparently, they took place on Saturday, may 27. During testing air defense systems it has shown good results and North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN has ordered to ensure its mass production and the placing on the territory of the whole country, informs the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA).

photo: Alexander Astafyev

Of course, the news about the testing of the North Korean air defense system did not go unnoticed in Seoul. According to South Korean news Agency “Yonhap”, in trials of the DPRK is intended not only to test the effectiveness of their defense, but also to improve anti-aircraft missiles of a new type (test run, which, in turn, took place last month).

According to KCNA, the new air defense system was developed by the North Korean National Academy of military Sciences. This is not their first such experience – previously they’ve worked on this problem, introducing in the last year, court authorities set of defense. The current system, say in North Korea, significantly improved in their ability to detect, track and destroy targets.

The activity of the Pyongyang on the issue of testing is not only air defense, and ballistic missiles – which, according to many experts, capable of carrying nuclear warheads, is troubling not only Seoul, but also Washington.

According to us media reports, after the tests in the DPRK, the U.S. made the decision on sending to the shores of the Korean Peninsula, another aircraft carrier – the third. The first – “Carl Vinson” – he served in the region in April. And on may 19 in support of him were sent the aircraft carrier “Ronald Reagan”.

Pyongyang has consistently characterized such actions as provocation. According to North Korean authorities, the U.S. action – including joint exercises by American and South Korean military are preparing for the overthrow of the current leadership of the DPRK.

Since coming to power in South Korea, President moon Jae-In (he was elected in the course of early voting) there is a hope too that it will be possible to reduce the degree of tension on the Korean Peninsula. In particular, moon Jae In was talking about the possibility of resuming cooperation with its Northern neighbors, while allowing very critical remarks about the United States.

“Of course, the us-South Korean relationship will be when moon Jae-ins, and the trump in crisis – said in this regard in an interview with “MK” careened Andrei LANKOV. – It is not clear whether moon implement the common steps that he outlined to smooth acute angles in relations with North Korea. There is a risk that moon Jae In at the same time will spoil the relations with USA and with China without progress on the North Korean issue”.


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