Joost Oliemans is a specialist focused on DPRK military capabilities. He co-authors the Oryx blog.
Appearance of army weapons at paramilitary parade may be sign DPRK is producing new designs for its regular forces
In 2nd parade of year, DPRK showcased more new tech for visiting delegations but dialed back on long-range missiles
New drone, missile platform and tank rolled through Pyongyang for Victory Day, while ICBMs underwhelmed
Comparison to past processions reveals stronger emphasis on long-range missiles but almost nothing new
Flood of new tech has all but dried up, as North Korea pulls out more ICBMs but little in way of conventional weapons
Some DPRK military uniforms appear identical to a ROK pattern, raising questions on how they obtained the designs
Once again, North Korea revealed its recent and tumultuous developments to armed forces
This massive new vehicle may be impractical, but its development shows North Korea can now make its own mobile launchers
Two undercover actors pretended to strike a weapons deal with North Korean operatives, who showed off advanced arms
With a rapidly-transforming threat looming in the DPRK, who knows what will be on display a decade from now?
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