Report: N. Korea Sold 500 Missiles to Middle East in 15 Years
North Korea has sold more than 500 missiles over the last 15 years to such Middle East clients as Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Libya, a South Korean government institute was quoted by the Middle East News Online as saying.
The Korea Institute for Defense Analysis said in a report released on Friday that Pyongyang sold 540 missiles from 1985 to 2000, said the agency.
The report, authored by Lee Jae-uk, a senior research fellow, said North Korea supplied mostly Scud-class missiles to the Middle East. The exception was a shipment of 50 No-Dong-1 missiles to Libya.
The Scud missiles include C model missiles, with a range of about 500 kilometers. The No-Dong is believed to have a range of about 1,000 kilometers, said the agency.
The report said North Korea obtained about $2 million per Scud and $7 million for every No-Dong. But the report said that over the last decade North Korea has abandoned sales of entire missile systems and has focused on selling technology and components – Albawaba.com