North Korea’s No. 65 Factory Is Not a Missile Base | 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

During the mid-1980s, the No. 65 Factory likely became involved in the ballistic missile program when North Korea undertook the conversion of imported Japanese heavy-duty logging trucks into scud mobile-erector-launchers (MELs), missile transporters, missile cranes and other specialized vehicles.[2] It was also during this period that North Korea acquired and refurbished a number of MAZ-543 transporter-erector-launchers (TELs) for the scuds then entering service. During the late 1980s and early 1990s other imported trucks were converted into additional MELs, TELs and support vehicles.

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North Korea’s No. 65 Factory Is Not a Missile Base | 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea