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
The 00s have often been heralded as an era of decay and growing obsolescence for the North Korean military and its equipment, yet the introduction of new indigenously developed armored fighting vehicles (AFV) continues – often exhibiting a surprising level of technological advancement.
In the case of the North Korean armoured personnel carriers (APC), which are used to carry infantry to the front lines and provide enough firepower to protect them while doing so, a new line of vehicles, first seen during the 65th anniversary of the Workers’ Party parade in 2010, has increasingly been supplanting the previous generation
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