On the upgrade: North Korea’s rotary cannons
New types of indigenously built rotary cannons are quickly replacing older weaponry, indicating continued modernisation
The DPRK holds the questionable honor of maintaining one of the largest anti-air artillery (AAA) arsenals in the world, using them as integral parts of their ground-based air defense network as well as lighter caliber armament on many of their warships.
But despite offering a vast amount of firepower, many of the systems in place have become severely outdated, lacking the automatisation and guidance equipment that would ensure their effectiveness in the 21st century. However, the last few decades have seen the development and deployment of new North Korean-produced rotary cannons, which have the potential of greatly
- 01State media review: North Korea says ‘no reason’ it can’t meet with Japan
- 02North Korea primed for quick rebound after satellite launch failure: Analysis
- 03What to make of conflicting signs about a North Korean border reopening
- 04North Korea hacked an election body. But political interference wasn’t the goal.
- 05Secrecy surrounding North Korea’s upcoming plenum points to big changes afoot
- 06State media review: North Korea provides a front-row seat to anti-Yoon protests
- 07By linking radars, ROK and Japan reduce blind spots around North Korean missiles
- 08Poker face: North Korea tries new strategy in crackdown on ‘bluffing’ and lying