The hermit kingdom has made “rapid technological developments” which will provide Kim Jong-un with a broad range of attacking options.
The UN report claims the nuclear system has been developed so the missiles will sustain a stable and smooth ejection from the submarine.
Kim Jong-un's nuclear submarine missile system is almost ready, according to the UN
Forbidden photographs depict the true North Korean army
Wed, April 12, 2017
While tourists are able to visit North Korea as part of a controlled tour group, they are asked by their handlers to never take photographs of soldiers. These pictures taken by photographer Eric Lafforgue show the reality of military service in the secretive state
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Soldiers enjoy ice-cream in Pyongyang
The report said: “Rapid technological developments have taken place over a short period, resulting in significant progress towards an operational submarine-launched ballistic missile system.
“The shift from liquid to a solid-fuel engine for the KN-11 is a major technological development, affording greater stability, quicker preparation and longer fuel storage.
“These improvements are notable given that this vessel will likely serve as the basis for future submarine-launched ballistic missile submarines with multiple tubes.”
The report comes months after satellite images captured a North Korean nuclear submarine secretly in development.
The images taken from above North Korea’s Sinpo South Shipyard sparked fears that North Korea was on the verge of initiating a strike.
However, footage from the Day of the Sun parade last week, showed a military tank breaking down and failing during the highly-anticipated procession.
The vehicle believed to be a variant of the Russian T-62M released plumes of smoke, forcing the driver to pull over before Kim Jong-un could see its failure.
The North Korean tank which failed during the renowned ceremony
The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, a special purpose US plane, made an “emergency sortie” over the Sea of Japan, a government source confirmed.