New weapons aimed at dealing with the F-35A.
DPRK develops special weapons to counter the fighter-bombers of the fifth generation F-35A, which buys from the USA and South Korea. This is stated in the published on Thursday by the Agency tstak the statement of the head of the research Department of the Institute of American studies under the foreign Ministry of the DPRK, according to the Chronicle.info with reference to the UNN.
“There is no doubt that buying the F-35A or the so-called invisible weapons of destruction, aimed at ensuring military advantage over the surrounding countries in the region and in particular on the creation of ways to attack to the North in the event of an emergency on the Korean Peninsula,” the statement reads.
“Thus, the South Korean authorities thoroughly challenged the agreement in the military sphere, aimed at implementation by the Panmunjom Declaration, which States that the build-up of armed forces against each other should be discontinued. We had no other choice but to develop and test a special weapon aimed at the destruction of deadly weapons placed in South Korea,” it said.
On the development of what exactly the weapons in question is not specified. Kyodo believes that, most likely, in the DPRK mean tactical missiles.
The first fighter-bomber F-35A was transferred to the South Korean air force in late March, told TASS. By the end of this year provides for the delivery of a total of six such machines, but only the contract provides for the purchase of 40 fighter jets by 2021.