Korea : Military Concerns and Summaries

North-Korea-military-001* Aircraft *

Bombers: 80
Fighters: 541
Transports: 361
Transport Helicopters: 588
Attack Helicopters: 24
Trainers: 228

* Armor *

Main Tanks: 3,500
Light Tanks: 560
Armored Carriers: 2,500
Towed Artillery: 3,500
Self-Propelled Artillery: 4,400
MLRS (Multiple Launch Rockets): 2,500

* Naval Forces *

Submarines: 92
Frigates: 3
Corvettes: 6
Missile Boats: 43
Large Patrol Craft: 158
Fast Torpedo Craft: 103
Misc Patrol Craft: 334
Amphibious Ships: 10
Coastal Defense Batteries: 2
Hovercraft: 130
Minesweeper: 23
Midget Ships: 8

* Heavy Weapons *

Mortars: 7,500
Recoilless Rifles: 1,700
Air Defense Guns: 11,000

* Personnel *

Total: 1.17 Million
Special Forces: 87,000
Navy: 60,000
Air Force: 110,000 (includes 7,000 Special Mission capable)
Reserves: 7.7 Million (620,000 assigned to training units / 420,000 in paramilitary units – Remainder are workers and Peasants Red GUard or Red Guard Youth)

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