Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
North Koreans are apparently now building model rockets.
Weapons analysts say the imposing new missiles that North Korea showed off during a parade earlier this month were all fakes.
And not particularly good -- either the analysts say there are several problems.
The metal skin on those missiles is too thin -- to withstand any flight.
They appear to have -- liquid fuel and solid fuel parts that would not work together under any circumstances.
Each missile slightly different from the next.
And they don't properly fit their launchers.
So you have to ask why would North Korea go to all the trouble of building these mock up missiles and parading them around on TV.
She -- were correspondent Jonathan Hunt is here fake missiles can serve a purpose when it comes to well not muscling people -- propaganda.
They certainly can -- when you want to throw a good parade to mark the 100 anniversary.
Of the book of the founder of North Korea -- -- song that pretty useful.
Also when you want to try to show you'll people that you walk actually an important play on the international stage despite having just had.
A completely and -- failed long range missile launch.
Unfortunately for the North Korean regime these two German analysts well respected consultants -- NATO will watching closely and they say in their report.
At first bombs the missiles seems capable of covering a range.
A perhaps 101000 kilometers however a closer look reveals that all of the presented missiles.
Our -- -- for now they conclude the intimate continental ballistic missile presentation was nothing else than a nice.
Dog and pony show although they do concede that it's perfectly possible North Korea was parading the -- while keeping the real thing carefully concealed suppose that's possible but.
There are other things to take into consideration.
When mounting concerns about North Korea.
Yeah and when you listen to experts like -- Chang -- the daily national columnist.
They point out that long range missiles are just one part of the North Korea military puzzle listen.
They give the regime the ability to reach out at any country at any time.
But in the -- North Korea does have this ability.
To place a nuclear weapon any place on earth.
And and that we have to be concerned about because obviously that not only creates problems for the country involved but also for the entire international system.
And as golden also point -- you don't necessarily need an Intercontinental ballistic missile to deliver -- some kinds of nuclear device.
You can deliver them.
On the back of a pickup truck man job.
Filter by section