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North Korea likest to parade their big, self-propelled artillery pieces. There is a reason for that.
Soviet ere doctrine favored towed artillery pieces. Their reasoning was simple. Trucks break down under the rigors of combat. Push the broken truck off the two-track and hook up another. Towed pieces also have some advantages in putting together mission specific forces. The same truck that tows a 105mm howitzer can tow a 155mm cannon. The truck also offers the capability of hauling ammo or supporting personnel.
"Modern" forces favored selp-propelled artillery. Reliability is less of an issue and the unit is more maneuverable and able to change location before counter-battery fire destroys it.
North Korea wants to present their Game Face to the world. They want to look modern.
In spite of what North Korea shows on parade, it is likely that majority of their inventory are towed artillery pieces.
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IR seeking is an advanced technology available at "commodity" prices. It can be cobbled together by little more than stripping the IR filter out of a cheap point-and-shoot camera, placing a visible light filter over the lens and letting the camera's internal "facial recognition software" look for roundish blobs of light.
|Many of their high-end weapons like their rocket launchers has an Achilles heel
|They are towed.
The topography outside of the Seoul-Kyonggi basin mitigates against sweeping tank battles and battles of maneuver. Assets are funneled through narrow travel corridors, corridors we have mapped to the centimeter.