May 18, 2022

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stijn Mitzer

Stijn Mitzer is an analyst and blogger based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Working as a contributor for IHS Jane’s and Bellingcat, he is now writing a book about the Korean People’s Army.

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Analysis

How N. Korea’s new APCs highlight the KPA’s continued modernization

New generation of armored personnel carriers signals ongoing upgrade of DPRK ground forces

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerMarch 28, 2017
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Analysis

A Navy reborn: New warships spotted in North Korea

Exclusive HD photos reveal secretive new class of large warships with advanced capabilities set to enter service

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerNovember 8, 2016
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Analysis

On the upgrade: North Korea’s rotary cannons

New types of indigenously built rotary cannons are quickly replacing older weaponry, indicating continued modernisation

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerOctober 14, 2016
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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 OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerSeptember 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

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerJune 14, 2016
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Analysis

Kim Jong Un attends advanced strategic SAM test

SAM test demonstrates S-300-like air defense capabilities

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerApril 4, 2016
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Analysis

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 OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerMarch 16, 2016
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Analysis

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 OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerMarch 11, 2016
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Analysis

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

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerMarch 8, 2016
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Satellite imagery shows test range built for new N.Korean armor

Recently completed test range highlights sincerity of development of new indigenous tanks, could ind

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerMarch 7, 2016