April 17, 2024

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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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What the North Korean Red Guards’ new toys reveal about military modernization
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What the North Korean Red Guards’ new toys reveal about military modernization

Appearance of army weapons at paramilitary parade may be sign DPRK is producing new designs for its regular forces

What the North Korean Red Guards’ new toys reveal about military modernization
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans September 18, 2023
Infographic: New drones steal thunder of ICBMs at North Korea’s latest parade
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Infographic: New drones steal thunder of ICBMs at North Korea’s latest parade

In 2nd parade of year, DPRK showcased more new tech for visiting delegations but dialed back on long-range missiles

Infographic: New drones steal thunder of ICBMs at North Korea’s latest parade
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans July 31, 2023
World’s most powerful army? The weapons North Korea brandished at latest parade
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World’s most powerful army? The weapons North Korea brandished at latest parade

New drone, missile platform and tank rolled through Pyongyang for Victory Day, while ICBMs underwhelmed

World’s most powerful army? The weapons North Korea brandished at latest parade
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans July 31, 2023
Infographic: North Korea rolls out more ICBMs than ever for military parade
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Infographic: North Korea rolls out more ICBMs than ever for military parade

Comparison to past processions reveals stronger emphasis on long-range missiles but almost nothing new

Infographic: North Korea rolls out more ICBMs than ever for military parade
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans February 10, 2023
Kim Jong Un’s forgotten toys: The fighting vehicles at the Feb. 8 parade
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Kim Jong Un’s forgotten toys: The fighting vehicles at the Feb. 8 parade

Flood of new tech has all but dried up, as North Korea pulls out more ICBMs but little in way of conventional weapons

Kim Jong Un’s forgotten toys: The fighting vehicles at the Feb. 8 parade
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans February 10, 2023
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
Joost Oliemans
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
Joost Oliemans
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
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