"I should really just relax"
- Nov 19, 2013
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Those cash shortages have long since been rectified; rare earths are in high demand especially since China has been throttling their own output.lastdingo said:Why? What do they have that's still to be expected to be in working order?
They've had huge cash shortages since the early 90's, after all.
All I saw so far was about the having SA-2, -3, -5; that's 60's equipment, without even the famous SA-6 of Yom Kippur War fame.
Their SA-7 are likely defective by now, and were rather harmless 30 years ago already.
I wouldn't be surprised if they cannibalised old SAM solid rocket fuels for other missiles or converted SAMs into SRBMs with chemical warheads.
Given that we've seen fairly modern Chinese-origin TELs in DPRK parades it's not unreasonable to assume that the North Koreans
have improved air defense elements as well. And there's that rapprochement with Russia...