January 23, 2021


Joost Oliemans

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


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 Oliemans January 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 Oliemans| Stijn Mitzer November 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 Oliemans| Stijn Mitzer November 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 Oliemans| Stijn Mitzer October 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 Oliemans| Stijn Mitzer October 11, 2020

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 Oliemans| Stijn Mitzer September 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


North Korea’s April 15 parade: Big missiles, yes – but also small arms

The 2017 parade in Pyongyang revealed several new types of small arms, some patterned after suspiciously modern designs


In depth: the weapons on show at North Korea’s April 15 military parade

North Korea showcases new developments from its Strategic Rocket Forces, alongside older hardware

Joost Oliemans| Stijn Mitzer April 15, 2017
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