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North Korea To Launch It’s First Military Spy Satellite

North Korea said that it is planning to launch its first military spy satellite in June, noting that the military equipment is necessary due to the United States’s “reckless” military exercises with South Korea.

The vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, said in a statement published by state media that the ongoing military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. revealed “their reckless ambition for aggression.”

The U.S. and South Korea have engaged in the military exercises over the last month, including last week when they held large live-fire drills near the North Korean border.

The statement said North Korea’s reconnaissance satellite will launch at some point in June and will be used for “strengthening the military preparedness of the armed forces of the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea].”

The statement added that North Korea needs to expand reconnaissance and information means and improve various defensive and offensive weapons and have the timetables for carrying out their development plans.

The bigger fear of course in the West, is that the satellite can be used not just for surveillance, but enhances North Korea ICBM program.

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