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#1 Aug 16, 2018 10:12 am

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Agreement Between Grenada and North Korea – 4/14/1983

Agreement Between Grenada and North Korea – 4/14/1983
AGREEMENT

between the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada and the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the free offer of military assistance to the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

For the purposes of further cementing and developing the friendship and solidarity between the peoples and armies of the two countries established in the common struggle to oppose against imperialism, consolidate the national sovereignty and safeguard independence, and strengthening the national defence power of Grenada, the People’s Revolutionary Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have agreed as follows;

Article 1

The Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea shall give, in 1983-1984, the free military assistance subject to weapons and ammunitions covering US $12,000,000 indicated in Annex to this Agreement.

Article 2

The Grenadian side shall be responsible for the transport of weapons and ammunitions to be rendered to the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Article 3

Both sides shall strictly keep the secrecy of the military assistance to be executed according to this Agreement and have an obligation not to hand over any matters of this Agreement to the third country.

Article 4

This Agreement shall come into force on the day of its signing.

This Agreement has been prepared in duplicate in the Korean and English languages and signed in Pyongyang on April 14, 1983, two original equally authentic.

By the authority of the
People’s Revolutionary
Government of Grenada.
[signature]

By the authority of the
Government of the
Democratic People’s
Republic of Korea.
[ signature]

ANNEX

of Agreement on the free offer of military assistance to the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada by the Democ ratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Hand flares………………………………….200 pcs
Ammunition for hand flares…………………..4,000 rds
7.62mm automatic rifle……………………..1,000 pcs
7.62mm light machine gun………………………50 pcs
Ammunition for 7.62mm auto. rifle…………. 860,000 rds
7.62mm blanks ……………………………500,000 rds
7.62mm heavy machine gun ………………………50 pcs
Ammunition for heavy machine gun ……………60,000 rds
RPG-7 launcher ……………………………….50 pcs
RPG-7 ………………………………………500 rds
Hand grenade ………………………………..200 rds
Instruction hand grenade ………………………20 rds
Binoculars (8x) ………………………………50 pcs
Anti-gas masks …………………………….1,000 pcs
Sirens ………………………………………50 pcs
Tactical drawing instruments ……………………15 sets
Coast guard …………………………………..2 boats
Uniforms ………………………………….6,000 suits
Knapsacks …………………………………6,000 pcs
Camouflage nets……………………………….50 pcs
Ultrashort waves wireless set
( = 5) ……………………………………….5 pcs
Ultrashort waves wireless set
( = 4) ……………………………………….5 pcs

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#2 Aug 16, 2018 6:29 pm

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Re: Agreement Between Grenada and North Korea – 4/14/1983

Nothing speaks of quality like that "Made in the DPRK" label.

All of that crap wasn't even worth 12 Million Pesos, much less E.C. Dollars.

For me the most interesting piece of military equipment that was actually used by the People's Revolutionary Armed Forces is the AN-2R Biplane parked at Pearls. They actually trained Grenadian Paratroopers with that thing. I cannot name the source of that information but it is someone who was in a position to know. I think he said that they could jump a stick of 9 out of that thing. I would have done it.

There are those who say it was an agricultural spray plane. Nope. There are no sprayers on that aircraft, according to historical photos before the weeds grew up around and through it.

You know you are an old badass if you can say that you've humped an RPG-2 in combat. They were cute little warheads but they were heavy.

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#3 Aug 16, 2018 6:38 pm

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Real Distwalker wrote:

Agreement Between Grenada and North Korea – 4/14/1983
AGREEMENT

between the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada and the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the free offer of military assistance to the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

For the purposes of further cementing and developing the friendship and solidarity between the peoples and armies of the two countries established in the common struggle to oppose against imperialism, consolidate the national sovereignty and safeguard independence, and strengthening the national defence power of Grenada, the People’s Revolutionary Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have agreed as follows;

Article 1

The Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea shall give, in 1983-1984, the free military assistance subject to weapons and ammunitions covering US $12,000,000 indicated in Annex to this Agreement.

Article 2

The Grenadian side shall be responsible for the transport of weapons and ammunitions to be rendered to the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Article 3

Both sides shall strictly keep the secrecy of the military assistance to be executed according to this Agreement and have an obligation not to hand over any matters of this Agreement to the third country.

Article 4

This Agreement shall come into force on the day of its signing.

This Agreement has been prepared in duplicate in the Korean and English languages and signed in Pyongyang on April 14, 1983, two original equally authentic.

By the authority of the
People’s Revolutionary
Government of Grenada.
[signature]

By the authority of the
Government of the
Democratic People’s
Republic of Korea.
[ signature]

ANNEX

of Agreement on the free offer of military assistance to the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada by the Democ ratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Hand flares………………………………….200 pcs
Ammunition for hand flares…………………..4,000 rds
7.62mm automatic rifle……………………..1,000 pcs
7.62mm light machine gun………………………50 pcs
Ammunition for 7.62mm auto. rifle…………. 860,000 rds
7.62mm blanks ……………………………500,000 rds
7.62mm heavy machine gun ………………………50 pcs
Ammunition for heavy machine gun ……………60,000 rds
RPG-7 launcher ……………………………….50 pcs
RPG-7 ………………………………………500 rds
Hand grenade ………………………………..200 rds
Instruction hand grenade ………………………20 rds
Binoculars (8x) ………………………………50 pcs
Anti-gas masks …………………………….1,000 pcs
Sirens ………………………………………50 pcs
Tactical drawing instruments ……………………15 sets
Coast guard …………………………………..2 boats
Uniforms ………………………………….6,000 suits
Knapsacks …………………………………6,000 pcs
Camouflage nets……………………………….50 pcs
Ultrashort waves wireless set
( = 5) ……………………………………….5 pcs
Ultrashort waves wireless set
( = 4) ……………………………………….5 pcs


500,000 x 7.62 blanks?  what was that for lots of full state honors salutes?

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#4 Aug 16, 2018 7:40 pm

Beautiful Bradly Bolton
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I personally fired up Tens of Thousands of blank rounds in the training that took place in 1983 prior to October.

I did only 1 funeral during that time and it was for a World War Two Veteran.

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#5 Aug 17, 2018 2:42 pm

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Beautiful Bradly Bolton wrote:

I personally fired up Tens of Thousands of blank rounds in the training that took place in 1983 prior to October.

I did only 1 funeral during that time and it was for a World War Two Veteran.


Why?  with quizzical inflection in the voice....

Live round sure, live tracer round yeah, frangible sure, ball round, FMG why not... but what in Christendom does firing a blank round do for you?  Dry firing can help you avoid snatch and anticipation, but a blank round just makes a noise, and makes the barrel dirty.

Maybe if training troops to crawl under barbed wire or playing soldiers where it is an exercise and people pretend to be shot... but why else.

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#6 Aug 17, 2018 5:50 pm

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"Maybe if training troops to crawl under barbed wire or playing soldiers where it is an exercise and people pretend to be shot... but why else?"


The military instructs via repetition so that a Soldier can react instinctively on a fast moving battlefield. Clearing a room, house, large building, neighborhood or town requires a lot of coordination in order for things to go smoothly (so we don't end up shooting each other) and in order to do it well it has to be done in training over and over again. Blank ammo is the only way to go until the team is up to speed.


Also, in 1979 the U.S. Military brought the MILES training system online. The Multiple Integrated Laser Equipment System brought additional realism to training. Each Soldier had a system of laser sensors on their helmet and body and a laser transmitter on the end of their rifle. Each transmitter gets zeroed to the rifle so it will accurately hit what it is aimed at. In order to kill a member of the opposing force you had to actually hit what you were shooting at, not just make noise in a general direction. The laser was also sound activated. This feature tested not only the individual Soldier but his supply chain as well. You carried a basic combat load into training and if you ran out of ammo before resupply you could no longer fight. This was a way to train not only the combat Soldier but the support Soldiers as well.


If you were being shot at the system would let you know with a little electronic chirp. Once you were hit a really annoying high pitch alarm went off within a few inches of your ear. The only way to make it stop was to take the arming key out of the transmitter, thereby disabling it and sticking the key into your body harness. That would effectively take you out of the battle. Then they could test out the medical evacuation system.


MILES gear was installed on armored vehicles, trucks and aircraft as well.


For decades this was the best way to train. I don't know if they still use MILES gear or not.


Blank ammo plays a vital role in the training of Soldiers whether they have MILES gear or not though. It's all about training and conditioning. Things happen too fast for thinking most of the time so you just have to have good instincts. Repetition is the only way to develop them. Blanks allow for safe repetition.

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#7 Aug 17, 2018 7:18 pm

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K,

I was thinking more about accuracy, but watching film footage of grunts from the VC era unless a sniper, general direction was the order of the day. Shooting blanks may get you to role play, but hitting the enemy is pretty important too.

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