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    Post  George1 Fri Mar 24, 2023 8:31 pm

    North Korea tested its own analogue of the Poseidon underwater system

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4675084.html

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    Post  Tsavo Lion Tue Jun 20, 2023 9:38 pm

    https://dzen.ru/a/ZIzgBNcpHwHpWNbn

    not bad! I guess Russia could sell them its few MiG-35s, as no other buyer could be found so far.

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    Post  d_taddei2 Wed Jun 21, 2023 12:43 am

    Tsavo Lion wrote:https://dzen.ru/a/ZIzgBNcpHwHpWNbn

    not bad! I guess Russia could sell them its few MiG-35s, as no other buyer could be found so far.

    I believe that they also replaced many parts of the An-2 with wooden parts including the propeller to reduced radar signature and the An-2 has a incredibly low stall speed (31 mph) as well making even harder to detect in fact there reports that due to being a biplane design they can glide with the propeller turned off for quite some distance if the wind is in its favour.

    Whoever on my visit to North Korea I was lucky enough to visit quite a few areas including an area that had just been open to tourists. The following

    Mount Myohyang
    Pohyon
    Wonsan
    Songdowon
    Pyongyang
    Sinuiju
    Dongrim
    Kaesong
    Kumsusan
    Nampo
    Chongsanri
    Sariwon
    Mount kyongnam

    I visited factories, schools, film studios, bowling alley, the beach, agricultural university, Buddhist temple, waterfall, various museums, monuments, parks, DMZ, underground metro, I attended the mass Dances I was there for the Liberation day celebrations

    I initially started with a group or around 14 which was then reduced down to 6 then a couple of days after that down to me plus one other guy, then the last few days I was on my own. Even unaccompanied when put on the train.
    This was to name some of the places am sure there was more places I visited. Covered loads of stuff. I flew into North Korea and left by Bus over the friendship bridge something that hadn't been done, although the group organizer thought it was possible so arranged it I was on my own at this point, and when I arrived on the Chinese side they weren't happy and refused me entry. After some persuasion I was granted across but they had to make a series of phone to obtain permission they are first tried to say I was a spy. As they bridge is for Chinese Nationals only. I contacted the company afterwards and they confirmed that they had be informed that it was indeed Chinese Nationals only but they hadn't known until they had heard about the incident with me.

    But what I saw was pretty amazing everything is immaculate the streets, buildings, vehicles, trains, trucks, bicycles, everything was well maintained and serviced. And new apartments were built and more being built. Having travelled throughout the country there was a sense of high maintenance and they had what looked like older products but they were new. They had even just launched a computer tablet which was regarded as very good almost on par with apple and the Chinese loved them and couldn't get enough of them. Their military was the same highly maintained and serviced everything look like it just came out of the factory. I was impressed. I have loads of pics and videos

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    Post  TMA1 Wed Jun 21, 2023 3:16 am

    Lucky. I'm jealous. NK and Manchuria are beautiful lands.

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    Post  GarryB Wed Jun 21, 2023 4:12 am

    I believe that they also replaced many parts of the An-2 with wooden parts including the propeller to reduced radar signature and the An-2 has a incredibly low stall speed (31 mph) as well making even harder to detect in fact there reports that due to being a biplane design they can glide with the propeller turned off for quite some distance if the wind is in its favour.

    My understanding is taht the An-2 is a fantastic aircraft to fly and is unstallable... if your engine loses power you just pull back hard on the stick as you approach stall speed... the wings generate too much lift to stall and the tail stalls first dropping the nose and avoiding a main wing stall so essentially as your speed bleeds down you end up with a controlled descent and eventually reach the ground with your fixed undercarriage taking much of the impact energy.

    The main reason the An-2 is considered stealthy was because objects near or on the ground travelling below 100km per hour are normally eliminated automatically from most radar displays as noise. The alternative would be your radar would be covered in road traffic and birds and things moving in the wind.

    At some airshows if it was a bit windy An-2 pilots used to fly into the wind and create the weird situation where their ground speed was almost zero and they were almost hovering over one point on the ground because of the wind speed.

    not bad! I guess Russia could sell them its few MiG-35s, as no other buyer could be found so far.

    You mean other than Egypt and the Russian Air Force?

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    Post  JohninMK Thu Jul 27, 2023 9:34 am

    More crap products from technically limited NK Laughing

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    Post  JohninMK Fri Jul 28, 2023 11:20 am

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    🇰🇵 One of the more serious things shown at the parade is an underwater drone on a large scale similar to the Russian Poseidon, which is difficult to defend against .

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    Post  ALAMO Fri Jul 28, 2023 12:15 pm

    It is wrong Korea John Very Happy
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    Post  lyle6 Fri Jul 28, 2023 12:46 pm

    If its any consolation they look like cheap knock offs Razz

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    Post  George1 Fri Jul 28, 2023 12:50 pm

    ALAMO wrote:It is wrong Korea John Very Happy

    fixed Smile

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    Post  Kiko Sat Aug 05, 2023 5:42 pm

    Meet the M2020, the most advanced tank in North Korea, 08.05.2023.

    The North Korean M2020 tank captured the eyes of tank experts from the first moment it was made public with a surprise demonstration in 2020 during the night military parade commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party.

    At that time it was declared as a prototype, but the recent images of this machine in action, which were published by the North Korean network KCTV to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, have revealed new details about the M2020.

    It is a secret machine, whose characteristics and even name are unknown. In fact, the callsign M2020 was awarded to him by foreign specialists, marking the year in which he was first sighted.

    However, the available images already allow us to draw certain conclusions and Sputnik reveals some known details about North Korea's most advanced combat tank.

    History of development

    Although some sources consider the appearance of the M2020 to be a combination of the American M1 Abrams and the Russian T-14 Armata or the Iranian Zulfiqar tank, according to the article on the Military Watch portal, the design of this tank could have been influenced by the Russian advanced T-90A tank.

    In this regard, both countries have had long-term cooperation in the past with the former Soviet T-62 tank license granted for North Korea, after which local models were developed: Chonma-ho, Pokpung-ho and Songun-915 tanks.

    In addition, in favor of the thesis, according to the article, North Korean officials are said to have previously visited the Russian manufacturer-company Uralvagonzavod, where Russia's main battle tanks are produced. That has led to speculation that this visit could have influenced the design of the North Korean tank.

    In this regard, it should be noted that North Korea already has vast experience in developing and upgrading tanks. In fact, its corresponding industry has developed to such an extent that the country was actively offering its Soviet tank modernization services. A notable example of this was the integration of laser rangefinders and other upgraded equipment for the Syrian Army's T-55s.

    Possible basic features

    Although the basic characteristics of the new tank are still strictly classified, experts believe that it is well optimized for operations in mountainous terrain, which corresponds to the geography of the Korean peninsula.

    As it comes from the Military Watch publication, North Korea will most likely use AFPSDS (fin-stabilized armor-piercing) projectiles on the M2020 and apply the latest advances in fire control and active protection systems, including new generations of thermal sights and communications systems.

    The M2020 seems to be equipped with a composite armor and, possibly, has a modular design. The Chinese portal Sina military believes that some parts of its turret include armor up to 10 cm thick to defend against superior attack ammunition and estimates its total weight between 50 and 55 tons.

    It is noteworthy that the M2020 has seven pairs of support knees. This fact becomes important, as it means the superior size compared to the previous models, which had a couple less. Due to the presence of "skirts" that partially cover the knees, it is difficult to determine the type of suspension that the tank has.

    In contrast to the prototypes that were shown for the first time, the last tanks sighted on July 27, 2023 acquired a new reactive explosive armor — ERA, according to its acronym in English.
    As for its armament, according to The Drive portal, the main gun of the M2020 is a derivation of the Russian 125 mm 2A46.

    This opinion is based on the fact that the North Korean Chonma-216 and Songun-915 battle tanks were already equipped with it. In addition, judging by the available images, he also has a 7.62 or 12.7 mm coaxial machine gun.

    The publication highlights that the two anti-tank guided missile launchers of the M2020 (on the right side of the turret) can be used to launch Bulsae missiles, derived from the Soviet-era 9K111 Bassoon or the Russian 9M133 Kornet. It should be noted that the modernized Bulsae-3 model already has a laser guidance system unlike the Soviet weapon and has a larger diameter, facilitating more effectiveness.

    Most likely, North Korean engineers resorted to external launchers because the T-72s that the country received were among the first modifications that did not have the ability to launch missiles down the barrel of the cannon. Consequently, the North Korean military would not be able to reverse engineer to get hold of this capability.

    The number of crew members is unknown, but it is most likely three, because according to the South Korean portal The Science Times, the commander seems to be on the right side of the turret now. This change of position could indicate the presence of an autoloader, as in the Russian-designed tanks and the South Korean K2 Black Panther. This also seems to be confirmed by the images of the M2020s at the parade, where only three crew members can be seen.

    From the appearance of the tank, experts believe that the roof of its turret features panoramic sights, a weather mast, and smoke grenade launchers at the rear of the turret protected by clapboard armor.

    As far as the power plant is concerned, the South Korean media estimates that the M2020 could be equipped with the same 1,200 hp diesel engine that powers the Songun-915 battle tanks.

    As a result, significant changes in the appearance of the North Korean main battle tank, as well as the ongoing process of improving its performance, may indicate that the country is striving to reach the technical level of the most advanced tanks in the world, including the South Korean K1 and especially K2 tanks.

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    Post  George1 Tue Aug 15, 2023 3:24 pm

    Kim Jong-un continues to inspect the main enterprises of the DPRK military-industrial complex

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4737807.html

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    Post  mack8 Fri Sep 08, 2023 10:46 am

    DPRK launched yesterday a ballistic missile submarine, based on a heavily modified Romeo type, it has 10 VLS tubes for a mix of SLBM and SLCM. Bort 841 and named Kim Kun Ok after a DPRK hero.
    http://kcna.kp/kp/media/photo/q/882e2a6d8a92752991ad348c7c1674898bfeb1c3729cdacc7e9d425c72b94082.kcmsf

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    Post  ALAMO Fri Sep 08, 2023 10:51 am

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    A 53 crew ...
    I would say the thing can be more advanced than it seems.

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    Post  Mir Fri Sep 08, 2023 12:52 pm

    I see in some of the better pictures they even blanked out the propellers... Laughing
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    Post  ALAMO Fri Sep 08, 2023 1:27 pm

    What makes me curious is if it is really nuclear powered, as some insist scratch
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    Post  Mir Fri Sep 08, 2023 1:32 pm

    Don't think so. That "thingy" on top of the sail looks very much like a "stealth" housing for a snorkel?

    Maybe some hybrid at best?
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    Post  ALAMO Fri Sep 08, 2023 1:35 pm

    I doubt they can construct a nuclear reactor small enough to go hybrid dunno
    And I agree that the construction on top looks like snorkels. What else can it be? A big radar antenna? For what reason?
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    Post  Mir Fri Sep 08, 2023 1:42 pm

    Well if it is nuclear then at least it will make the Yankees nervous Laughing Laughing Laughing

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    Post  d_taddei2 Fri Sep 08, 2023 10:07 pm

    What I read is it's diesel electric and similarly based on kilo class although smaller than Russian kilo. The nuclear confusion is apparently it can carry nuclear capable missiles Pukguksong-3 range around 1,700-2,500km. And can be launched underwater. So a fairly significant step forward for NK.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2023/9/8/all-you-need-to-know-about-north-koreas-new-nuclear-armed-submarine

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    Post  George1 Sat Sep 09, 2023 9:56 am

    North Korean missile submarine launched

    The DPRK officially reported that on September 6, 2023, at the North Korean shipbuilding plant in Pongdae (Sinpo), a launching ceremony was held for the North Korean non-nuclear missile submarine, which had been under construction there for a long time, called “Hero Kim Gun Ok” ( hull number “841”). The ceremony, which was held in an open manner unusual for the DPRK, was attended by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The ship is officially called "the first submarine with offensive nuclear weapons.

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    Post  Mir Sat Sep 09, 2023 12:04 pm

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    It is clear from the hatches that it carries at least two different type of long range missiles.

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