December 01, 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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North Korean naval exercise simulates amphibious assault, naval battles
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North Korean naval exercise simulates amphibious assault, naval battles

Unreported exercise conducted in October combined submarines, hovercraft and modern VSV-type craft

North Korean naval exercise simulates amphibious assault, naval battles
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer December 7, 2015
Correction: North Korea conducts naval exercise or demonstration at Nampo
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Correction: North Korea conducts naval exercise or demonstration at Nampo

Unreported naval event conducted in October combined submarines, hovercraft and modern VSV-type craf

Correction: North Korea conducts naval exercise or demonstration at Nampo
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer December 7, 2015
SAM exercise reaffirms modernization of N. Korean air defense forces
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SAM exercise reaffirms modernization of N. Korean air defense forces

North Korean surface-to-air missile drill includes first known test launch of new mobile system

SAM exercise reaffirms modernization of N. Korean air defense forces
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer November 4, 2015
N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations
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N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations

Massive WPK 70th anniversary parade shows KN-06 SAM, KN-08 IRBM and 300mm MRL in apparent working condition

N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer October 15, 2015
N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations

N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations

Massive WPK 70th anniversary parade shows KN-06 SAM, KN-08 IRBM and 300mm MRL in apparent working condition

N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer October 10, 2015
First North Korean SLBM presents wholly novel threat
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First North Korean SLBM presents wholly novel threat

First submerged test of SLBM reveals sophisticated capabilities, advances in layered nuclear deterrence

First North Korean SLBM presents wholly novel threat
N. Korea flaunts new ship with advanced missile capability
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N. Korea flaunts new ship with advanced missile capability

Anti-ship missile exercise sheds more light on modernizing navy

N. Korea flaunts new ship with advanced missile capability
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer February 8, 2015
North Korea and Libya: friendship through artillery

North Korea and Libya: friendship through artillery

As war tears through Libya products of old bond with N. Korea continue to appear

North Korea and Libya: friendship through artillery
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer January 5, 2015
KPA Navy flag ship undergoing radical modernization

KPA Navy flag ship undergoing radical modernization

Najin-class frigate part of major modernization program, may present credible threat to ROK navy

KPA Navy flag ship undergoing radical modernization
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer December 15, 2014
N. Korean upgraded tanks still in use in Syrian Civil War
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N. Korean upgraded tanks still in use in Syrian Civil War

Influence, legacy of DPRK weapons industry extends beyond original Syrian government clients

N. Korean upgraded tanks still in use in Syrian Civil War
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer December 1, 2014