South Korea's Chosun Ilbo reported on August 18, 2014, that North Korea has moved scores of tanks and armored vehicles to reinforce the 12th Corps, which was established in 2010, near the border with China in Ryanggang Province. It quoted an unidentified source as saying that about 80 tanks have been deployed in Ryanggang Province, where there had not been a single one before and that the Corps had been augmented with an armored infantry unit, a unit of multiple rocket launchers, and a special warfare and sharpshooter brigade. The tanks have a top speed of 80km/h carrying 10 to 15 troops. More than 10 new tanks with an automatic fire-control system and a computer monitor have also been deployed.

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