Satellite Photos Show North Korea Preparing Another Missile Launch
North Korea carried out its first missile test in more than two months earlier this week, ending the longest stretch of calm since President Trump took office. But according to satellite images exclusively obtained by Fox News, the North Korean military is already constructing another launch pad at the Panghyon Airbase in North Pyongyang – the same site where it carried out its July 4 launch of an ICBM.
This suggests that the North is already preparing for its next missile test.
Analysts at Image Sat International spotted the construction just days after the rogue nation launched an ICBM that North Korea claimed was powerful enough to carry a “super-heavy nuclear warhead” that could strike the “mainland of the U.S.”
According to the ImageSat analysts, who are closely following North Korean military activity, this is “the first time that they have decided to rebuild a site that they have used before.”
The photos, dated Nov. 23 and 24, appear to show the development of another launch pad just a few yards away from the one used during the July 4 Hwasong-14 ICBM launch, as well as a newly renovated access road.
Constructed in the 1980s, the Panghyon site is North Korea’s primary aircraft production, repair, and research facility.
The satellite images also show the construction of an aircraft hangar, as well as airplanes being moved and stored in hangers on the tarmac.
With the recent launch of another ICBM and the construction of additional launching pads, North Korea continues to defy the US-led world outrage over its nuclear program and is determined to bring it to completion.
The Hwasong-15 rocket tested by the North Tuesday was themost powerful of the three ICBMs tested by the Kim regime so far. Furthermore, the mobile night launch appeared aimed at testing new capabilities and demonstrating that Pyongyang would be able to strike back to any attempt at a preventative strike against the regime. The missile’s peak height and record flight time also helped confirm the Pentagon’s worst fears: The North now possesses the capability to strike nearly any target on the continental US.