In late 1999 it was reported that North Korea was continuing preparations for the first test of the long-range Taepo Dong 2. A classified 19 November 1999 intelligence report by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency indicated that activities photographed at a facility at Namgungni, northeast of central Pyong-yang, were consistent with test preparations. This previously unreported placename may be the 125 Factory [also called the "Pyongyang Pig Factory"] missile production facility in the Hyengjesan Area of Pyongyang, the precise location of which was previously unidentified in the public record.
125 Factory / Pyongyang Pig Factory
In November 1999 North Korea supplied Iran with 12 engines used in the Nodong medium-range missiles.
The engines were loaded on an Iran Air Boeing 747 cargo jet at Sunan International Airfield, about 12 miles north of Pyongyang.
Sources and Resources
- "Taepo Dong Test" By Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times, December 17, 1999, Pg. 11
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