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South Korea eyes weapons test kit

Oct. 7, 2009 at 11:50 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Universal Detection Technology announced it has become a featured exporter of biological weapon detection equipment to South Korea.

The test kits are designed to detect and test for anthrax, botulinum toxin, Ricin and other potential biological weapons in as little as three minutes.

The U.S. Department of Defense found the test kits do not deliver false positives for several suspected agents.

The announcement comes on the heels of a report on the North Korean weapons program by the South Korean Ministry of Defense. The report suggests North Korea is capable of launching as many as 13 different kinds of viral and bacterial attacks.

In a detailed review, South Korea believes the North has as much as 5,000 tons of chemical weapons, including mustard gas. Its biological arsenal is said to include anthrax and cholera, among others.

North Korea moved forward with a plan to develop its illicit weapons program in 1961.

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