The Japanese government has started carrying out a special radiological survey after North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb powerful enough to spark a 6.3 Ritcher magnitude earthquake.
The test (collection of radioactive dust and noble gases) was estimated to have yielded 100 kilotons of explosives, a South Korean defense official was quoted as saying by Yonhap news Agency Saturday.
The blast was four to five times more powerful than the explosion in Nagasaki, Japan in 1945.
“Based on an instruction from the Minister of Defense and an agreement reached at the Liaison Meeting for Radiological Countermeasures, the Ministry of Defense will implement a special radiological survey (collection of radioactive dust and noble gases) from September 3 until a date to be indicated separately” Japanese Ministry of Defense report stated.
The Japanese military has radiological detection equipment in some of its jets as well. The Japanese Air Force has T-4 intermediate jet trainer aircraft that will be measuring the air samples near the Korean Peninsula to confirm the presence of radioactive particles in the atmosphere and confirm the nuclear test.
Japan is seeking new powerful radar, known as Spy-6 from the United States to boost the range of its interceptor missiles to add a new layer of defense to help counter North Koreas missile advances. Reuters quotes government sources as saying that Spy-6 radar is capable of detecting threats faster at better range than their existing technologies
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South Korea has developed technologies to build a graphite bomb which can paralyze the North's power systems in case of war, military sources told Yonhap News Sunday. The graphite bomb, also called "blackout bomb" works by spreading chemically treated carbon graphite filaments over electric facilities to short-circuit and disrupt the power grid
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One of the world's most densely networked countries, Japan is worried after North Korea claimed its nuclear weapon can create an electromagnetic wave that would fry electronic devices and disrupt communications for hundreds of kilometers around the explosion's core. North Korea last Sunday claimed to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb and also said that it has the ability to detonate a high-altitude Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) that would fry electronic devices and disrupt communications for hundreds of kilometres
South Korea's intelligence service has registered the transportation of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to the west coast of the country. The rocket started moving on Monday, a day after North Korea's sixth nuclear test, and was spotted moving at night to avoid surveillance, South Korea's Asia Business Daily reported
South Korea likely to set up a special brigade that will be tasked with conducting a “decapitation strike” against North Koreas leadership to neutralize their wartime command-and-control system, local media reports. The decapitation strike is a part of the Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation scheme, a military campaign designed to take out Pyongyangs leadership with ballistic and cruise missiles in the event of an imminent nuclear attack,
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