May 23, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

Kim Jong Un guides live-fire test of new precision rockets, third this year

Kim Jong Un guides live-fire test of new precision rockets, third this year

State media boasts of 240mm artillery's ‘destructive power,’ announcing plans to deploy weapon from 2024-2026

Kim Jong Un guides live-fire test of new precision rockets, third this year
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 11, 2024
Seoul to pursue amicable ties with Moscow despite North Korean arms trade: Yoon

Seoul to pursue amicable ties with Moscow despite North Korean arms trade: Yoon

Expert says president’s remarks are aimed at maintaining ties with Russia for leverage to influence Pyongyang’s actions

Seoul to pursue amicable ties with Moscow despite North Korean arms trade: Yoon
South Korea holds live-fire drills to defend islands on North Korea’s doorstep

South Korea holds live-fire drills to defend islands on North Korea’s doorstep

Authorities advise residents not to go outside during exercises on repelling enemy landing and retaking border islands

South Korea holds live-fire drills to defend islands on North Korea’s doorstep
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 8, 2024
China fired flares at aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions, Australia says

China fired flares at aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions, Australia says

Beijing alleges Australian helicopter violated its airspace, defending actions as ‘lawful and safe’

China fired flares at aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions, Australia says
Lina Park
Lina Park May 8, 2024
How a DMZ tragedy led a soldier to devote his life to ridding Korea of mines

How a DMZ tragedy led a soldier to devote his life to ridding Korea of mines

Activist Kim Ki-ho says he has removed 10K landmines left over from war with North Korea, but warns millions remain

How a DMZ tragedy led a soldier to devote his life to ridding Korea of mines
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 7, 2024
North Korea tears down buildings at Kim Jong Un’s winter palace complex
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North Korea tears down buildings at Kim Jong Un’s winter palace complex

Expert said says ‘unusual’ move may be part of plans to transfer ignored residence to the military

North Korea tears down buildings at Kim Jong Un’s winter palace complex
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 6, 2024
Timeline: From the death of the Panel to a ‘nuclear trigger’ test
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Timeline: From the death of the Panel to a ‘nuclear trigger’ test

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from April 1 to April 30, 2024

Timeline: From the death of the Panel to a ‘nuclear trigger’ test
NK Pro
NK Pro May 3, 2024
North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from April 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024

North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
Arius Derr
Arius Derr | NK Pro May 3, 2024
South Korea to double military drone fleet to counter North Korean UAV threats

South Korea to double military drone fleet to counter North Korean UAV threats

Seoul announces plans to acquire UAVs by 2026, with expert emphasizing need to address lack of surveillance drones

South Korea to double military drone fleet to counter North Korean UAV threats
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park May 3, 2024
North Korea appears to test rocket engine amid preparation for satellite launch
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North Korea appears to test rocket engine amid preparation for satellite launch

Signs of vegetation die-off at test stand come as DPRK looks to put three more military satellites in orbit this year

North Korea appears to test rocket engine amid preparation for satellite launch
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 3, 2024