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North Korea announces plans to launch several more reconnaissance satellites

North Korea announces plans to launch several more reconnaissance satellites North Korea has announced the launch of several more reconnaissance satellites (Photo: GettyImages)

North Korea has announced plans to launch more reconnaissance satellites shortly to gather information on the military activities of its enemies, according to Reuters.

Pyongyang's reconnaissance satellites will be designed like the Malligyong-1 spacecraft, which the (North Korea) DPRK launched into orbit in November, which, according to the governments of the United States, South Korea, and Japan, violated UN Security Council resolutions.

"If necessary, they will perfectly execute the job of guiding and leading us towards a super strong strike," North Korea said.

It is worth noting that national security advisers from the United States, South Korea, and Japan are set to hold a trilateral meeting in Seoul on Saturday, December 9, to discuss the DPRK's military activities and other global issues.

DPRK launches Reconnaissance satellites into orbit

At the end of May this year, the DPRK tried to launch a reconnaissance satellite Malligyong-1 into orbit, but the launch vehicle fell into the Yellow Sea.

Later, on June 16, South Korea recovered several parts of the rocket and satellite from the seabed. After analyzing the found parts, experts said that the satellite had no reconnaissance value at all.

On November 22, North Korea announced the successful launch of a ballistic missile with a Reconnaissance satellite on board. Data from South Korea's intelligence agency indicate that the DPRK received assistance from Russia for the successful launch.

Pyongyang later said that interference with its satellites would mean a declaration of war.