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North Korea’s grandiose plans for ‘nuclear backpack’ squad, and giant submarine

flag-N-KoreaNorth Korea trains its elite soldiers to use ‘nuclear backpacks’ as individual bombs as it emerges Kim Jong Un wants to build a 3,000 tonne submarine

  • North Korea training ‘outstanding’ troops to join ‘nuclear backpack’ squad
  • They would be ordered to infiltrate South and set off bombs in event of war
  • Pyongyang has tested a submarine-launched missile for the first time
  • Kim Jong Un also wants to built a giant 3,000 tonne submarine 

By JULIAN ROBINSON FOR MAILONLINE  , 1 September 2016 |

North Korea is training its elite soldiers to smuggle ‘nuclear backpacks’ across the border with the South before detonating their individual bombs.   Troops from the People’s Army will be trained to enter enemy territory and, in the event of war, unleash their own nuclear bomb. Sources within the secretive country say ‘outstanding’ military personnel have been selected to join the battalion.

It comes as it emerged Kim Jong Un is planning to build a giant 3,000 tonne submarine made from old Russian submarine parts. Defector Kim Heung-kwang claimed the dictator has ordered the huge vessel to be completed by October, 2017. The huge submarine will be capable of carrying four ballistic missiles which can be launched from the vessel.

Meanwhile, there are also plans to create a unit of soldiers capable of carrying their own nuclear weapons. It has yet to be clarified whether Pyongyang intends the unit to be a suicide squad similar to Japanese Kamikaze pilots who attacked warships in the Second World War.

According to Radio Free Asia, formation of the units has been taking place since March and is stationed in the North Hamgyong province. It added that dummy bombs used for training purposes weigh between 22lbs and 62 lbs and rather than generating huge explosions, the back pack bombs would be designed to spray radioactive material over a large area.

News of the unit emerged as it was revealed that North Korea has made considerable progress this year on weapons technology, including testing a submarine-launched missile for the first time.

However, it’s still not clear if the isolated nation has developed a nuclear warhead. It also does not yet have a fleet of submarines that can launch the newly developed missile……….http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3768447/North-Korea-trains-elite-soldiers-smuggle-nuclear-backpacks-border-South-unleash-individual-bombs.html

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September 2, 2016 - Posted by | North Korea, weapons and war

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