North Korea’s Underground Bond-Villain Air Base Nears Completion

Since we last visited Kim Jong Il’s big dig almost five years ago, North Korea has continued to make progress on its most sinister-looking airfield.  According to Global Security, it’s called Kang Da Ri.

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The first image is from November 11, 2002.  This series of images shows how the project has progressed steadily up through August 9, 2011:

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These final images show close-ups of the north tunnel entrance …

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… and this bridge, which will allow aircraft to cross over this creek.

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There are still construction vehicles visible on the main airfield.

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Both it and the secondary underground airfield still appear to be unfinished.

3 comments

  1. Glans says:

    If the entrance/exit is bombed, aren’t the aircraft trapped below ground?

  2. xyzzy says:

    Over the river and through the woods, to Kim Jong-un’s runway we go…

  3. […] Over at One Free Korea he has a number of Google Earth images posted that show the continuing construction of an underground airbase in North Korea. […]

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