January 18, 2010 11:32
Newly released data show that North Korea's Taepodong-2, an intercontinental ballistic missile it apparently tested in April last year, is eight times more accurate than its predecessor, the Taepodong-1, which was tested back in 1998.
Japan's Mainichi Shimbun cited reports by a group of professors at Hokkaido University who collected data from more than 1,000 GPS observatory posts in Japan. The report said the results clearly point to a gradual improvement in the North's missile technology.
Meanwhile, South Korea's National Assembly Vice Speaker Lee Yoon-sung, in an address at the School of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University on Thursday, also highlighted North Korea's weapons program, saying the hermit country will soon have the ability to make smaller, lighter atomic warheads to fit on missiles.
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