General designer Bureau “southern” Alexander Degtyarev commented on the article New York Times about what the DPRK could obtain the company’s engines for their ballistic missiles. Degtyarev suggested that the Ukrainian developments could just copy.
General designer of KB “southern” expressed confidence that none of the employees of the company was not involved in the transfer of sensitive military technology to the North Korean authorities. Media publications on this topic he called “fiction,” and suggested that the rocket engines could be copied for the needs of the DPRK.
“Our engines are highly regarded and used throughout the world. Maybe somewhere some copies and managed to do it,” — said Degtyarev in the comment the Internet-to the edition “Strenia”.
A former employee of the design Bureau noted that the DPRK had long been interested in Ukrainian rocket engines, and a few years ago, the North Koreans even tried to steal from the company documentation. In the end, spies are exposed, they got eight years in prison.
On the eve of the New York Times after studying the report of the International Institute for strategic studies (IISS) and intelligence-made a sensational statement. The publication concluded that North Korea is threatening US with a nuclear strike, created their own rockets through the purchase of Ukrainian engines, which were produced at “Pivdenmash”.
The Secretary of the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that Kiev supplied weapons and military technology to North Korea. The official said that appeared in the American edition of information provocation, and charged with its dissemination of the Russian special services. Yuzhmash also said that has no relation to the missile program of the DPRK.
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