May 17, 2022

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Stijn Mitzer

Stijn Mitzer is an analyst and blogger based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Working as a contributor for IHS Jane’s and Bellingcat, he is now writing a book about the Korean People’s Army.

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How N. Korea’s new APCs highlight the KPA’s continued modernization
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How N. Korea’s new APCs highlight the KPA’s continued modernization

New generation of armored personnel carriers signals ongoing upgrade of DPRK ground forces

How N. Korea’s new APCs highlight the KPA’s continued modernization
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer March 28, 2017
A Navy reborn: New warships spotted in North Korea
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A Navy reborn: New warships spotted in North Korea

Exclusive HD photos reveal secretive new class of large warships with advanced capabilities set to enter service

A Navy reborn: New warships spotted in North Korea
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer November 8, 2016
On the upgrade: North Korea’s rotary cannons
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On the upgrade: North Korea’s rotary cannons

New types of indigenously built rotary cannons are quickly replacing older weaponry, indicating continued modernisation

On the upgrade: North Korea’s rotary cannons
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer October 14, 2016
A force unknown: North Korea’s radar network
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A force unknown: North Korea’s radar network

North Korea’s aging radar network enjoys little attention from international observers – yet it plays a vital role in the inter-Korean military balance

A force unknown: North Korea’s radar network
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer September 27, 2016
Forgotten allies: North Korea and Madagascar
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Forgotten allies: North Korea and Madagascar

Pyongyang long ago severed ties with much of the world, but legacy lives on in Madagascar

Forgotten allies: North Korea and Madagascar
Kim Jong Un attends advanced strategic SAM test
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Kim Jong Un attends advanced strategic SAM test

SAM test demonstrates S-300-like air defense capabilities

Kim Jong Un attends advanced strategic SAM test
N. Korean arms found in vessel intercepted off coast of Oman
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N. Korean arms found in vessel intercepted off coast of Oman

Type-73 light machine guns likely being shipped from Iran to Houthi rebels in Yemen

N. Korean arms found in vessel intercepted off coast of Oman
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer March 16, 2016
New variant of anti-tank guided weapon tested in North Korea
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New variant of anti-tank guided weapon tested in North Korea

New ATGM claimed to have increased penetrating power and accuracy, "longest range" in the world

New variant of anti-tank guided weapon tested in North Korea
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer March 11, 2016
Test range built for new North Korean armor
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Test range built for new North Korean armor

Recently completed test range highlights sincerity of development of new indigenous tanks, could indicate upscale in production

Test range built for new North Korean armor
Satellite imagery shows test range built for new N.Korean armor

Satellite imagery shows test range built for new N.Korean armor

Recently completed test range highlights sincerity of development of new indigenous tanks, could ind

Satellite imagery shows test range built for new N.Korean armor