December 06, 2023

North Korean radio equipment shipped to Ethiopian military last year: UN report

Panel of Experts indicates DPRK’s Glocom Corp. has also expanded its online offering despite global sanctions pressure

Two shipments of radio equipment produced by the North Korean corporation Glocom were delivered to the Ethiopian military last year, a forthcoming U.N. Panel of Experts report states, raising questions about the efficacy of sanctions on the DPRK’s military-industrial complex.

The company — which deals in military radio, battlefield radar and software control systems — has also increased its online product offerings in spite of international sanctions on North Korea, according to a draft of the report seen by NK News, noting that a total of 15 radio systems were visible on its website as of Jan. 2023.