According to Im Young-sun, a defector from North Korea and former leader of guard platoon in the Military Construction Bureau of the People's Armed Forces Ministry, North Korea has deployed missiles at an intermediate-range missile base on Mt. Kanggamchan located on the opposite side of the Kane-po Fisheries Cooperatives in Jungsan County, South Pyongan Province [ie, Chungsan-gun located in P'yongan-namdo], which was completed around 1985. A North Korean Navy surface-to-ship missile base was completed in early 1990 on the same site.
The location of this facility remains uncertain, since the NIMA GeoNET nameserver is unaware of the Kanggamchan placename, apart from Chungsan-gun county in Pyongan Province. Some kindred names are indicated, but it is not possible to identify this site, possibly due to confusion in transliteration.
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