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North Korea shows off new weapons at a defense exhibition

North Korea shows off new weapons at a defense exhibition 0

North Korea shows off new weapons at a defense exhibition

The 2021 Defense Development Exhibition opened in the North Korean capital Pyongyang on October 11.

Heavy weapon complexes such as ballistic missiles and tanks are displayed in a large hall.

The 2021 Defense Development Exhibition opened in the North Korean capital Pyongyang on October 11.

Heavy weapon complexes such as ballistic missiles and tanks are displayed in a large hall.

North Korea shows off new weapons at a defense exhibition

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un spoke at the opening of the exhibition.

`America is the root of all instability. The Joe Biden administration insists it has no hostile intentions against North Korea, but I’m very curious to see if anyone or any country really believes that. That’s hard to believe in advance.`

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un spoke at the opening of the exhibition.

`America is the root of all instability. The Joe Biden administration insists it has no hostile intentions against North Korea, but I’m very curious to see if anyone or any country really believes that. That’s hard to believe in advance.`

North Korea shows off new weapons at a defense exhibition

Mr. Kim talked with officials at the display of an intercontinental ballistic missile (IBCM).

North Korean media late last month reported that the country had successfully launched the Hwasong-8 missile, which was considered a test of `great strategic significance` in the context of Pyongyang seeking to strengthen its defense capabilities.

Mr. Kim talked with officials at the display of an intercontinental ballistic missile (IBCM).

North Korean media late last month reported that the country had successfully launched the Hwasong-8 missile, which was considered a test of `great strategic significance` in the context of Pyongyang seeking to strengthen its defense capabilities.

North Korea shows off new weapons at a defense exhibition

North Korean leader (far right) watches demonstration aircraft during the opening ceremony.

Hypersonic missiles are state-of-the-art weapons that can fly 5 times faster than the speed of sound.

North Korean leader (far right) watches demonstration aircraft during the opening ceremony.

Hypersonic missiles are state-of-the-art weapons that can fly 5 times faster than the speed of sound.

North Korea shows off new weapons at a defense exhibition

Ankit Panda, a senior expert at the US Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said that the images at the defense exhibition help provide a clearer view of North Korea’s arsenal, although Pyongyang is probably only

`But even if their shape is similar to the real thing, it is difficult to determine how they actually function,` Panda added, noting that testing hypersonic missiles requires specialized facilities

Ankit Panda, a senior expert at the US Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said that the images at the defense exhibition help provide a clearer view of North Korea’s arsenal, although Pyongyang is probably only

`But even if their shape is similar to the real thing, it is difficult to determine how they actually function,` Panda added, noting that testing hypersonic missiles requires specialized facilities

North Korea shows off new weapons at a defense exhibition

Mr. Kim (right) shakes hands with an officer at the exhibition.

In recent weeks, North Korea has conducted a number of missile tests, believed to demonstrate significant growth in its military capabilities and nuclear weapons program.

Mr. Kim (right) shakes hands with an officer at the exhibition.

In recent weeks, North Korea has conducted a number of missile tests, believed to demonstrate significant growth in its military capabilities and nuclear weapons program.

North Korea shows off new weapons at a defense exhibition

Mr. Kim Jong-un wore a black suit and sandals on the red carpet at the exhibition, while soldiers stood up and applauded.

North Korea is under many sanctions related to its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

Mr. Kim Jong-un wore a black suit and sandals on the red carpet at the exhibition, while soldiers stood up and applauded.

North Korea is under many sanctions related to its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

Photo: KCNA

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