Experts claims North Korea may use submarines for attacks

As North Korea marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il Sung on Saturday, fears of an impending military attack from Kim Jong Un’s regime during the “Day of the Sun” have begun to emerge.

One particular cause for concern, a security expert has revealed, are the North Korean submarines which went off radar two years ago. 

As North Korea marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il Sung on Saturday, fears of an impending military attack from Kim Jong Un’s regime during the “Day of the Sun” have begun to emerge.

One particular cause for concern, a security expert has revealed, are the North Korean submarines which went off radar two years ago.  

It is feared that Kim Jong Un may be ramping up his military’s underwater force, with plans of modifying the “missing” vessels to be able to launch nuclear missiles from underwater.

In 2015, both South Korea and Japan were alarmed after around 50 North Korean submarines suddenly disappeared off their radar. The undetectable subs, which account for 70% of Pyongyang’s underwater vessels, reportedly vanished without a trace after a stand-off with the South Korean military.

“We didn’t know where they were at the time,” researcher Bruce Klingner told CNBC. “One would hope that we would keep very close tabs on those that could launch the submarine-launched ballistic missiles [SLBMs].”

“All of that is very worrisome because that may very well have a nuclear weapon someday,” observed the expert on Korean and Japanese affairs.

Back then, a South Korean military official vowed to “mobilize all our surveillance resources’ to find the vessels,” according to Daily Mail.