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July 15, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joost Oliemans

Joost Oliemans

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

Analysis

Vision of the future: All the new weapons revealed on Kim Jong Un’s academy tour

North Korean leader’s visit to defense academy provided bombshell look at DPRK’s efforts to copy foreign military tech

Joost OliemansJoost OliemansJune 21, 2024
Analysis

What the North Korean Red Guards’ new toys reveal about military modernization

Appearance of army weapons at paramilitary parade may be sign DPRK is producing new designs for its regular forces

Joost OliemansJoost OliemansSeptember 18, 2023
Analysis

Infographic: New drones steal thunder of ICBMs at North Korea’s latest parade

In 2nd parade of year, DPRK showcased more new tech for visiting delegations but dialed back on long-range missiles

Joost OliemansJoost OliemansJuly 31, 2023
Analysis

World’s most powerful army? The weapons North Korea brandished at latest parade

New drone, missile platform and tank rolled through Pyongyang for Victory Day, while ICBMs underwhelmed

Joost OliemansJoost OliemansJuly 31, 2023
Analysis

Infographic: North Korea rolls out more ICBMs than ever for military parade

Comparison to past processions reveals stronger emphasis on long-range missiles but almost nothing new

Joost OliemansJoost OliemansFebruary 10, 2023
Analysis

Kim Jong Un’s forgotten toys: The fighting vehicles at the Feb. 8 parade

Flood of new tech has all but dried up, as North Korea pulls out more ICBMs but little in way of conventional weapons

Joost OliemansJoost OliemansFebruary 10, 2023
Analysis

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
Analysis

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
Analysis

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
Analysis

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
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