Pyongyang: Recently satellite image shows that Kim Jong Un likely to be prepared for another missile test .North Korea looks as though it is gearing up for another nuclear test as satellite imagery reveals activity on a second submersible ballistic missile test stand barge for a nuclear submarine.
The first submersible ballistic missile test stand barge was set up in 2014 and is based at the Sinpo South Shipyard. This barge supports the development of the Pukguksong-1 SLBM and the SINPO-Class experimental ballistic missile submarine. The fitting-out dock is for when vessels need systems such as pumps or electrics to be installed and minor work to be completed before being placed into service.
Since the last set of images were taken in December, the barge now has a small floating crane moored alongside it. The purpose of the work is unclear, but it is probably related to final stages of repair before declaring the barge operational.
It comes as a nuclear scientist who has frequently visited North Korea warned that the nation could have an atomic bomb capable of fitting onto a missile.
Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory Sig Hecker said they could also have between 30 and 60 small mobile nuclear warheads. Kim Jong-un’s repeated tests of his atomic arsenal have caused tensions to heat up in Asia.