Satellite images show that North Korea is preparing to trial a deadly new arsenal of submarines which could be capable of launching nuclear missiles towards the US. The pictures show a new barge in the Nampo Naval shipyard in the west of the secretive state similar to another in the east of the country which has been involved in recent rocket tests. Website 38North, which monitors military activity in the communist country,

claims the newly-installed barge could be an indication that North Korea is planning to “accelerate its SLBM test program.” Long-range ballistic missiles (ISBMs), and their submarine-housed counterparts (SLBMs), are rockets which can carry nuclear bombs and would be capable of striking the west coast of the US including cities such as Los Angeles and Seattle. The 68ft barge was most likely bought from abroad and not built in North Korea, reports 38North. READ MORE