Defense Aerospace reports with reference to the report of the research agency Forecast International, North Korea became the largest supplier of ballistic missiles of different types of developing countries . In the period from 1987 to 2009, North Korea has exported missiles in 1200, accounting for about 40 percent of the market segment weapons. For comparison, the direct competitors in the market DPRK of ballistic missiles to developing countries -Russia and China -have managed to export only 400 and 270 ballistic missiles, respectively.
o largest buyers of North Korean ballistic missiles were Egypt, Syria, Libya, Yemen, United Arab Emirates and Pakistan . About what exactly missiles in question is not specified. Currently produced in the DPRK ballistic missiles of short-range KN-2, Hwasong-5 and Hwasong-6 medium-range Rodong-1, Rodong-2, Taepodong-1 and Musudan. It is known that in 1985 Iran had acquired one hundred missiles Hwasong-5 for $ 500 million. Later, on the basis of the missile Iran has developed its own ballistic missile Shahab-1.
o According to Forecast International, with 1994 exports of North Korean ballistic missiles began to decline sharply. The main reason for this was the end of the Iran-Iraq war and the deployment of U.S. military operations in Iraq. In addition, many countries -the buyers of North Korean weapons began to open its own production line of ballistic missiles. As a result, North Korea has increased exports of components and materials for the production of ballistic missiles.
o According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute SIPRI, in the period from 1987 to 2009, the volume of the DPRK military exports amounted to 1.7 billion dollars. The greatest demand for different types of North Korean missiles and surface ships, with the peak demand for the last occurred in 2002-2004, when it was exported 257 warships.
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