Survey suggests Russians showed little interest in Nemtsov murder caseSociety & Culture July 26, 8:33
Military aviation deployed in Kazakhstan and Russia's Siberia ahead of Soyuz launchScience & Space July 26, 7:21
US denies arms supplies to Ukraine — State Department spokespersonWorld July 26, 7:12
UN Security Council blocks statement condemning attack on Russian embassy in DamascusWorld July 26, 4:27
Russia looks into its citizen’s removal from domestic US flightWorld July 26, 3:43
US House of Representatives passes bill to toughen sanctions on RussiaWorld July 26, 1:09
Diplomat blasts US media reports on Russia's alleged arms supplies to TalibanRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 21:39
Putin, Iraqi vice-president discuss possible supplies of T-90 tanksMilitary & Defense July 25, 21:18
Sports minister hopes for Russia’s membership reinstatement with IAAF before 2018Sport July 25, 20:47
TOKYO, January 13. /TASS/. North Korea has drastically shortened the time needed to prepare for missile launches by improving liquid fuel quality for ballistic missiles, South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo daily has reported.
The report said citing a government source that this could virtually incapacitate South Korea's current missile defense system, which “used to be thought possible to detect a North Korean launch of ballistic missiles in advance because the liquid fuel had to be pumped into the missiles right before the launch.”
However, analysis of intelligence reports shows that the North’s ballistic missiles can now stay in standby mode for several months “even after they are injected with liquid fuel because its quality has improved."
This would give Pyongyang more flexibility in deciding when to launch a missile.
According to the report, North Korea has around 1,000 ballistic missiles, most of which use liquid fuel.