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Korean Armed forces

North Korea
Population
Military budget
Active personnel
Nuclear weapons
24 895 000
15 billion $
1 190 000
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Basic informations

Capital: Pyongyang
Area: 120 540 km2
Population: 24 895 000
Etnic groups: racially homogeneous
Religions: traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo

Military branches

(조선인민군) Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force; civil security forces.

Military service

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary service.

Military expenditures

Military budget
15 billion $

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Percent of GDP
20,8

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Manpower

Active personnel
1 190 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Reserve
600 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Available
6 515 279

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Land Forces

Tanks
6 000

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

AFV
4 000

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Artillery
13 000

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Self-propelled guns
4 500

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Rocket artillery
5 000

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

Tanks

TypeNameNumber
-Ch'ŏnma-ho1000
-T-62 M1000
-Type 63-
-Type-82-

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-M1992-
-VTT-323-
-M-2010-
-BTR-152-
-BTR-50P-
-BTR-60PB1000
-Type 55-
-Type 63 APC500

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-M-1992-
-M-1991-
-M-1981-

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-BMD-20-
-BM-24500
-KN-09-

Air Forces

Total aircraft
906

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Fighters
349

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Multirole
35

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Attack
154

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Helicopters
202

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Shenyang J-697
-Shenyang F-5106

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Ilyushin Il-2880
-Sukhoi Su-718

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-Mil Mi-264
-Mil Mi-148
-Mil Mi-840
-PZL Mi-246
-MD 50084

Navy

Total naval
525

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Aircraftcarriers
0

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Destroyers
0

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Frigates
6

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Corvettes
6

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Submarines
75

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber
--

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Krivak-class1
-Najin-class2
-Soho-class1
-Nampo-class2

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Sariwon-class4
-Tral-class2

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Sang-O-class40
-Sinpo-class1
-Yono-class10
-Yugo-class-
-Type-03322
-Whiskey-class4