February 29, 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

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 OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerOctober 15, 2015
Analysis

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 OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerOctober 10, 2015
Analysis

First North Korean SLBM presents wholly novel threat

First submerged test of SLBM reveals sophisticated capabilities, advances in layered nuclear deterrence

Analysis

N. Korea flaunts new ship with advanced missile capability

Anti-ship missile exercise sheds more light on modernizing navy

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerFebruary 8, 2015
Analysis

North Korea and Libya: friendship through artillery

As war tears through Libya products of old bond with N. Korea continue to appear

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerJanuary 5, 2015
Analysis

KPA Navy flag ship undergoing radical modernization

Najin-class frigate part of major modernization program, may present credible threat to ROK navy

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerDecember 15, 2014
Analysis

N. Korean upgraded tanks still in use in Syrian Civil War

Influence, legacy of DPRK weapons industry extends beyond original Syrian government clients

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerDecember 1, 2014
Analysis

Why some North Korean soldiers have shiny, chrome-plated arms

Ceremonial weapons shed light on military culture arisen from decades of Songun

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerSeptember 23, 2014
Analysis

North Korea and Ethiopia, brothers in arms

Ethiopia continues to operate systems designed and produced by DPRK

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerSeptember 4, 2014