October 23, 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joost Oliemans

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

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A force unknown: North Korea’s radar network

North Korea’s aging radar network enjoys little attention from international observers – yet it plays a vital role in the inter-Korean military balance

Joost Oliemans| Stijn Mitzer September 27, 2016
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Forgotten allies: North Korea and Madagascar

Pyongyang long ago severed ties with much of the world, but legacy lives on in Madagascar

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Kim Jong Un attends advanced strategic SAM test

SAM test demonstrates S-300-like air defense capabilities

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N. Korean arms found in vessel intercepted off coast of Oman

Type-73 light machine guns likely being shipped from Iran to Houthi rebels in Yemen

Joost Oliemans| Stijn Mitzer March 16, 2016
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New variant of anti-tank guided weapon tested in North Korea

New ATGM claimed to have increased penetrating power and accuracy, "longest range" in the world

Joost Oliemans| Stijn Mitzer March 11, 2016
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Test range built for new North Korean armor

Recently completed test range highlights sincerity of development of new indigenous tanks, could indicate upscale in production

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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

Joost Oliemans| Stijn Mitzer December 7, 2015
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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

Joost Oliemans| Stijn Mitzer December 7, 2015
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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

Joost Oliemans| Stijn Mitzer November 4, 2015
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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

Joost Oliemans| Stijn Mitzer October 15, 2015