Us think tank: satellite photos show North Korea may have a military parade in October

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 Us think tank: satellite photos show North Korea may have a military parade in October


On September 1, through the analysis of satellite images, it was found that about hundreds of cars and thousands of soldiers assembled for rehearsal training at the renovated Meilin airport in Pyongyang. Merrill Lynch airport is a famous training ground for the military parade in Pyongyang.

38 degrees north latitude is expected to hold a large-scale military parade on October 10 this year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Korean labor party. However, due to the fact that North Korea has built a lot of garages at Meilin airport, 38 degrees north latitude cannot judge whether North Korea will send long-range ballistic missiles to participate in the military parade.

Soldiers and vehicles can be seen, but not mechanized equipment. Source: 38north

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Due to the existence of the garage, it is impossible for the outside world to judge what kind of equipment participated in the parade by satellite

A rehearsal for the upcoming parade has begun and may be held next month, according to a recent commercial satellite image from the Merrill Lynch parade training ground, reported on September 1.

Two satellite photos taken by commercial satellite on August 31 were only 30 minutes apart. The satellite photos showed hundreds of cars parked in the northwest parking lot near the parade ground, and a square array of thousands of soldiers lined up near the full-size replica of Kim Il Sung Square.

38 degrees north latitude is expected to hold a large-scale military parade on October 10 this year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Korean labor party. 38 degrees north latitude said that compared with previous years, the parade rehearsal seems to start a little later than in the past, which may be due to the anti epidemic measures of Xinguan epidemic or the recent typhoon disaster.

Mars-15 ICBM during the military parade on February 8, 2018

Merrill Lynch airport is the most famous parade style rehearsal venue in North Korea. There is a full-scale replica of the Kim Il Sung Plaza at the airport to assist in formation training for both hiking and mechanized formations. The airport also has helipad, aviation club and other facilities. According to past experience, before the grand military parade in North Korea, a temporary military parade village will be established in the helicopter landing area to provide housing and logistical support for the troops.

In 2018, 38 degrees north latitude once judged by satellite images that North Korea did not send out Mars series ballistic missiles and Polaris series ballistic missiles with great deterrent significance during the rehearsal of the military parade on September 9, 2018. But this year, due to the existence of the garage, 38 degrees north latitude is unable to determine what kind of equipment North Korea sent out through satellite images.

But in the past few months, North Korea has built about 100 garages near the Coliseum at Merrill Lynch airport. The new permanent building provides protection for parade vehicles from exposure to imaging satellites. Now its impossible to tell how much or what kind of heavy equipment is going to appear in the parade.

North Koreas last military parade was held on September 9, 2018, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the peoples Republic of China. During the military parade, North Korea did not display ballistic missiles. In the past two years, North Korea has not held a new military parade, which is generally regarded as a way for North Korea to send a peace signal to the United States and South Korea.

However, with the situation of North Korea and the United States falling into the freezing point, the domestic and foreign affairs of North Korea have undergone new changes. At the end of last year and the beginning of this year, the workers Party of Korea held the Fifth Plenary Session of the Seventh Central Committee. Kim Jong Un, chairman of the working party, made a historic report at the plenary session, setting the tone for the domestic, foreign and military policies pursued by the DPRK after 2020.

In the communique issued after the meeting, Kim Jong Un announced that he must give up his infatuated dream that the United States and hostile forces will sit back and let North Korea live a good life and only rely on self-reliance to break through the difficulties on the road of socialist construction. North Korea will continue to develop strategic weapons..

According to the Yonhap news agency on September 2, the South Korean military said in response to a reporters inquiry on whether North Korea planned a military parade on the afternoon of September 2, the South Korean military noted the relevant situation, but did not see strategic weapons in the equipment assembled by North Korea.

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