Memo highlights concerns about spread of North Korean MANPADS production capabilities

Document: Information Memorandum – North Korea: Export of Man-Portable Air Defense System Production Capabilities May Damage Proliferation Control Efforts

Source: U.S. Defense Intelligence AgencyNK_Info_memo

Date: 5 September 2006

Notes: This heavily redacted memorandum highlights US military’s concerns about the North Korean government’s apparent willingness to export unspecified ‘capabilities’ to produce shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missiles, and the potential damage such exports could do to international efforts to counter the threat from shoulder-fired missiles.

The memo was obtained by the Small Arms Survey under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Memo highlights concerns about spread of North Korean MANPADS production capabilities