Thursday, 10 November 2016

A Navy reborn: New warships spotted in North Korea



By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans

Exclusive new images featured in one of our articles for NK News Pro have revealed the construction of four 77 metres long corvettes is in an advanced stage, once again showing rearmament of the ill-equipped Korean People's Navy is continuing at an unexpected pace.

Although unfortunately, our full analysis is behind a paywall, an NK News article featuring various experts in the field of North Korean weapon proliferation on the new corvettes is available for free. Alternatively, you could wait for the full analysis in our upcoming book: The Armed Forces of North Korea: on the path of Songun. 

A Navy reborn: New warships spotted in North Korea

Exclusive HD photos reveal secretive new class of large warships with advanced capabilities set to enter service

''Four new large naval combatants are being constructed in the DPRK, set to become the new centerpieces of a fleet that has seen a range of new projects slowly replace the obsolete equipment from the Cold War. Although progress on the new corvettes, two of which have been under assembly since 2011, has been slow and disorderly, new images show their entry into service may not take much longer. At a length of 77 meters each, the new vessels constitute the largest naval project undertaken by the Korean People’s Navy (KPN) in decades, bringing new capabilities to the table that represent a tangible threat to opposing navies in the region.''

The full analysis of these vessels, which incorporate a variety of the latest technologies available to the KPN, can be found at the NK Pro website here: https://www.nknews.org/pro/a-navy-reborn-new-warships-spotted-in-north-korea/

A free NK News article featuring various experts in the field of North Korean weapon proliferation on the new corvettes can be read here: https://www.nknews.org/2016/11/exclusive-new-low-visibility-corvette-spotted-in-north-korea/

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13 comments:

  1. @Oryx
    Do you think "North korea" is capable of building these new weapons on its own?
    Design seems stealthy.
    I will welcome a detailed comment from you. Thanks.

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    1. Funny, they look like the latest Russian corvettes...

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  2. Actually they are quite different:
    http://i.imgur.com/iTH6aOq.jpg

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  3. apparently the North Koreans have created two different classes of new corvettes

    http://i.imgur.com/tvujzMD.jpg?1

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    1. Three actually, HD images of this ship are included in the article.

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  4. This is the original photo, made probably Najin North Korea, a souvenir photo of this artifact and ..... looking at the photo left here are the two new NK corvettes classes

    http://i.imgur.com/DBC3xN9.jpg?1

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    1. Two classes in this image, another class in Nampho.

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  5. Two classes in this image,
    And another two corvette class in Nampho.

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  6. And new FAC - 45 mt. +/- 500 ton.

    https://milidom.net/miliboard/579972

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  7. Who is behind Oryx blog? Are you basically a Helion affiliate? I can't find any background information about the authors.

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    1. What do you want to know?

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    2. I saw your upcoming book on DPRK and my local hobby shop carries all of their titles - I was wondering if you're an adjunct of Helion or some other publishing group, whether you've published any other titles still in print, and/or host a commcial website. When you said "behind a paywall" I wondered where I go to pay and keep reading.

      LOVE your blog, by the way, it's excellent! ^_^

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    3. Many thanks, and much more to come!

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