North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time
Pyongyang-based Glocom marketed to foreign armies for years, but appearance of radio is rare evidence of use inside DPRK
The North Korean army appears to be using advanced communications equipment made by the heavily sanctioned domestic corporation Glocom, according to evidence newly uncovered by NK Pro.
Reuters first revealed in 2017 that Glocom is an outfit of the DPRK’s secretive Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB) but had been marketing its wares online out of Malaysia.
The U.N. Panel of Experts on North Korea sanctions has provided additional evidence of Glocom’s managerial and financial ties to Pyongyang as it attempted to sell equipment to Eritrea and Syria, but it has been difficult to determine
- 01Why it matters if South Koreans personally know a North Korean defector
- 02Reopening in slow motion: The growing risks of North Korea’s two-tiered scheme
- 03North Korea’s election reforms are not the first time voters have had a choice
- 04How North Korea’s move to scrap military deal raises risk of conflict with South
- 05State media review: North Korea extols ‘heroic’ moms raising soldiers for regime
- 06How North Korea’s successful satellite launch could raise tensions in near term
- 07North Korea’s new spy satellite could prevent conflict, but also abet attacks
- 08No signs North Korea testing advanced drones months after propaganda reveal