North Korean company may have acquired superalloy used in nukes, missiles: PoE
Lack of manufacturing capacity and dated machine tech mean North Korea must import certain kinds of steel, expert says
A North Korean company called Korea Machinery General Trading (KMGT) may be a key procurement node for the country’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs, an upcoming U.N. Panel of Experts (PoE) report reviewed by NK Pro shows.
According to an unnamed member state, KMGT representative Kim Jong Dok arranged multiple orders via foreign companies for a range of specialized industrial materials between January and April of this year.
Procurement orders included in the report show that during this period KMGT purchased over 78 tons of 1Cr18Ni9Ti austenite steel — a superalloy commonly
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