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