North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets scientists and technicians in the field of research into nuclear weapons. Photo: KCNA via Reuters

A Japanese newspaper says North Korea has obtained electronic “EMP bombs” from Russia that can jam electronic signals and disable technology on enemy planes, ships and missiles.

UPI is citing a Japanese-language report by the Sankei Shimbun that says the North secured the technology from Russia and also sourced it from the former Soviet Union.

Pyongyang has repeatedly claimed that it has EMP technology that can cripple enemy radar and satellites trying to locate North Korean targets.

The claim was supported in a June report by 38 North, a specialist website on North Korea hosted by Johns Hopkins University. The article said the Russians may have “accidentally” transferred the design of Russia’s super-EMP warhead to North Korea before 2004.

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