The North Korean Kh-35: A Closer Look

When I was tipped off to a report about a Kh-35 (SS-N-25 Switchblade) anti-ship cruise missile in the DPRK’s arsenal, I had no idea how obsessed I would become in tracking it down. Initially, I wanted to just check out the story by Chosun Ilbo. Prior to my interest in the Korean peninsula, my academic…

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Does North Korea have improved anti-ship capabilities?

North Korea has apparently acquired the sophisticated SS-N-25 Switchblade (Russia’s Kh-35 Uran) anti-ship missile.Choson Ilbo first reported North Korea’s suspected acquisition of the SS-N 25 anti-ship missile on June 9, 2014 citing a military source and recent North Korean propaganda video.Careful review of the propaganda video does reveal a missile bearing close resemblance to the…

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