February 02, 2023


Joost Oliemans

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


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

Joost OliemansJoost OliemansFebruary 5, 2021

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

Joost OliemansJoost OliemansJanuary 16, 2021

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

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerNovember 20, 2020

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

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerNovember 4, 2020

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?

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerOctober 13, 2020

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

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerOctober 11, 2020

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


North Korea’s foundation day military parade: What’s new?

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

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerSeptember 9, 2018

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 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

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