January 24, 2022

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Joost Oliemans

Joost Oliemans is a specialist focused on DPRK military capabilities. He co-authors the Oryx blog.

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Now you see me, now you don’t: North Korea replicates South Korean camo designs
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Now you see me, now you don’t: North Korea replicates South Korean camo designs

Some DPRK military uniforms appear identical to a ROK pattern, raising questions on how they obtained the designs

Now you see me, now you don’t: North Korea replicates South Korean camo designs
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans February 5, 2021
Recap: What North Korea rolled out at its Eighth Party Congress military parade
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Recap: What North Korea rolled out at its Eighth Party Congress military parade

Once again, North Korea revealed its recent and tumultuous developments to armed forces

Recap: What North Korea rolled out at its Eighth Party Congress military parade
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans January 16, 2021
A titan among trucks: What North Korea’s ‘monster’ Hwasong-16 TEL really means
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A titan among trucks: What North Korea’s ‘monster’ Hwasong-16 TEL really means

This massive new vehicle may be impractical, but its development shows North Korea can now make its own mobile launchers

A titan among trucks: What North Korea’s ‘monster’ Hwasong-16 TEL really means
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Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer November 20, 2020
What ‘The Mole’ documentary tells us about North Korea’s weapons
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What ‘The Mole’ documentary tells us about North Korea’s weapons

Two undercover actors pretended to strike a weapons deal with North Korean operatives, who showed off advanced arms

What ‘The Mole’ documentary tells us about North Korea’s weapons
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Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer November 4, 2020
Missiles, guns and camo: A look at North Korea’s entire military parade lineup
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Missiles, guns and camo: A look at North Korea’s entire military parade lineup

With a rapidly-transforming threat looming in the DPRK, who knows what will be on display a decade from now?

Missiles, guns and camo: A look at North Korea’s entire military parade lineup
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer October 13, 2020
Infographic: North Korean parade reveals more new military tech than ever before
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Infographic: North Korean parade reveals more new military tech than ever before

More new military equipment introduced at October 10 parade than any other parade in recent DPRK history

Infographic: North Korean parade reveals more new military tech than ever before
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer October 11, 2020
In aid of Juche: how Cuban anti-submarine helicopters ended up in North Korea

In aid of Juche: how Cuban anti-submarine helicopters ended up in North Korea

The DPRK attempted to rectify its rudimentary ASW capabilities by dealing with Havana in the early 2000s

In aid of Juche: how Cuban anti-submarine helicopters ended up in North Korea
North Korea’s foundation day military parade: What’s new?
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North Korea’s foundation day military parade: What’s new?

North Korea's latest parade lacked missiles, though there were plenty of new developments

North Korea’s foundation day military parade: What’s new?
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Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer September 9, 2018
North Korea’s latest Scud missile test: A carrier killer?
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North Korea’s latest Scud missile test: A carrier killer?

Scud-based high-precision ballistic missile test confirms diversification of North Korea's strategic rocket forces, yet capabilities remain unclear

North Korea’s latest Scud missile test: A carrier killer?
North Korea’s Pongae-5 anti-air missile: What do we know?
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North Korea’s Pongae-5 anti-air missile: What do we know?

Overshadowed by a missile test, the introduction of potent new air defense system is a significant domestic achievement

North Korea’s Pongae-5 anti-air missile: What do we know?
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