WASHINGTON ― On the eve of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, North Korea paraded its military arsenal through its capital in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army. Although much smaller than last years April 15 parade, the show offered a rare glimpse into the secretive country’s military.
North Korea and missiles wonks have already gleaned several insights in the country’s evolving military capabilities.
Some of North Korea’s missiles, including the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, were rolled out on nine-axle TELs (transporter, erector and launcher). The TELs were configured to carry missiles by modifying Chinese WS512000 logging trucks, which are in short supply in the hermit kingdom.