February 05, 2023
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Jets fly over Pyongyang overnight in likely training for military parade
News

Jets fly over Pyongyang overnight in likely training for military parade

Videos seen by NK News show planes with flares and LED lights, while photos show preparations in Kim Il Sung Square

Jets fly over Pyongyang overnight in likely training for military parade
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko February 4, 2023
Japan launches intelligence satellite to monitor North Korean military activity
News

Japan launches intelligence satellite to monitor North Korean military activity

Tokyo seeks to operate network of 10 satellites by 2028 to boost security against DPRK missiles and natural disasters

Japan launches intelligence satellite to monitor North Korean military activity
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy January 27, 2023
North Korea pushes ahead with military parade training despite virus lockdown
Analysis

North Korea pushes ahead with military parade training despite virus lockdown

Satellite imagery also suggests jets have joined preparations for parade scheduled for Feb. 8

North Korea pushes ahead with military parade training despite virus lockdown
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko January 26, 2023
Possible drone spotted near DMZ, weeks after North Korean incursion
News

Possible drone spotted near DMZ, weeks after North Korean incursion

NK News observed aircraft from border observatory on Tuesday, raising questions about flights in sensitive military area

Possible drone spotted near DMZ, weeks after North Korean incursion
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll January 11, 2023
Kenneth Rowe, North Korean pilot who defected in Soviet plane, dies at 90
Evergreen

Kenneth Rowe, North Korean pilot who defected in Soviet plane, dies at 90

Rowe fooled the DPRK air force into thinking he was loyal to Kim Il Sung, all while he was planning his great escape

Kenneth Rowe, North Korean pilot who defected in Soviet plane, dies at 90
Oliver JiaOliver Jia January 9, 2023
North Korea’s big year ahead: From new missiles to a nuke test and more
Analysis

North Korea’s big year ahead: From new missiles to a nuke test and more

In the first of a two-part series, NK Pro journalists give their predictions about what to expect from the DPRK in 2023

North Korea’s big year ahead: From new missiles to a nuke test and more
NK ProNK Pro January 5, 2023
Explainer: How North Korea is developing drones into weapons of war
Analysis

Explainer: How North Korea is developing drones into weapons of war

Experts say adaptability of unmanned aerial systems provides multiple ways for DPRK to challenge South Korean defenses

Explainer: How North Korea is developing drones into weapons of war
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy December 29, 2022
North Korea’s new space research and testing center nearly complete: Analysis
Analysis

North Korea’s new space research and testing center nearly complete: Analysis

Center could help launch military reconnaissance satellite next year as Kim Jong Un pours resources into space program

North Korea’s new space research and testing center nearly complete: Analysis
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko December 26, 2022
South Korea scrambles aircraft after likely North Korean drones cross border
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South Korea scrambles aircraft after likely North Korean drones cross border

Military says it fired warning shots against intrusion, while local media report one ROK jet crashed while responding

South Korea scrambles aircraft after likely North Korean drones cross border
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Shreyas Reddy December 26, 2022
North Korean mega resort to host international marathon next year: Promoter
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North Korean mega resort to host international marathon next year: Promoter

Tokyo organizer claims DPRK approved course around Wonsan-Kalma resort, but event likely depends on COVID policies

North Korean mega resort to host international marathon next year: Promoter
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko December 23, 2022
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