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

North Korean naval exercise simulates amphibious assault, naval battles

Unreported exercise conducted in October combined submarines, hovercraft and modern VSV-type craft

Joost OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerDecember 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 OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerDecember 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 OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerNovember 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 OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerOctober 15, 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 OliemansJoost Oliemans | Stijn MitzerOctober 10, 2015
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First North Korean SLBM presents wholly novel threat

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

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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
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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
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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