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  North Korea   Korean People's Army Ground Forces • 朝鮮人民軍 陸軍
Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

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North Korean Army950,000 personnel.

KOREAN PEOPLE’S ARMY GROUND FORCES 朝鮮人民軍 陸軍

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type
(incl Army AD & SSM units)

North Korean Army troops SSM Systems:
6 heavy artillery brigades (including MRL)
1 Scud SSM brigade,
1 FROG SSM regiment

SSM MISSILES • TACTICAL 64 Surface-to-surface missile+:
10 Nodong (90+ msl);
1 Scud SSM bde: 30+ Scud-B/Scud-C (200+ msl)
1 FROG SSM regt: 124 FROG-3/FROG-5/FROG-7;
24 launchers FROG-7 (70 km Range) Artillery rocket

Army Air Defence Systems

AD • SAM • MANPAD 10,000+ Portable SAM
1.500 Igla-1/SA-16 Gimlet (Probably continuation of original order from Soviet Union)
1.000 HN-5A Portable SAM
3.000+ North Korean Hwasongchong (Soviet Union and produced under Russian licence after break-up of Strela-2/SA-7 Grail)
4.500 Strela-2/SA-7 Grail (More produced under Russian licence after break-up of Soviet Union; North Korean designation Hwasongchong; possibly illegally copied from Strela-2 from Egypt)

GUNS 11,000 Air Defense, guns
SP GUNS
14.5mm M-1984;
23mm M-1992;
37mm M-1992;
57mm M-1985

TOWED 11,000 GUNS:
14.5mm ZPU-1/ZPU-2/ZPU-4;
23mm 148 ZSU-23-4 Shilka;
37mm M-1939;
57mm S-60; 250 ZSU-57-2
85mm M-1939 KS-12;
100mm 350 KS-19

RADAR
  Fire control radar
4 SON-9/Fire Can (Ex-Kazakh; for use with KS-19 100mm AA guns)
320 SON-9/Fire Can (For use with KS-19 100mm, M-1939 85mm and S-60 57mm AA guns)
3 Top Bow (For use with SM-4-1 130mm guns)

 FACILITIES
North Korean Army Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Pyongyang City

Organisations by Service Notes:
Army 950,000 personnel. Army corps tps: 14 arty bde (incl 122mm, 152mm, SP, MRL); 1 (FROG) SSM regt; 1 Scud SSM bde, 6 hy arty bde (incl MRL)
Army Forces by Role (Current order of battle):
Army corps tps: 14 arty bde (incl 122mm, 152mm, SP, MRL); 1 (FROG) SSM regt; 1 Scud SSM bde, 6 hy arty bde (incl MRL)
Armd 1 corps; 15 bde,Mech 4 corps, Inf 12 corps; 27 div; 14 bde, Arty 2 corps; 21 bde, MRL 9 bde
Capital Defence 1 corps,
Reserves 600,000 personnel.
Inf 40 div; 18 bde
Army Inventory Equipment Notes:
MBT 3,500+ T-34/T-54/T-55/T-62/Type-59 LT TK 560+: 560 PT-76; M-1985
APC 2,500+ APC (T) Type-531 (Type-63); VTT-323 APC (W) 2,500 BTR-40/BTR-50/BTR-60/ BTR-80A/BTR-152
ARTY 17,900+ SP 4,400: 122mm M-1977/M-1981/M-1985/M-1991; 130mm M-1975/M-1981/M-1991; 152mm M-1974/M-1977; 170mm M-1978/M-1989 TOWED 3,500: 122mm D-30/D-74/M-1931/37; 130mm
M-46; 152mm M-1937/M-1938/M-1943 GUN/MOR 120mm (reported) MRL 2,500: 107mm Type-63; 122mm BM-11/M-1977(BM-21)/M-1985/M-1992/M-1993; 240mm M-1985/M-1989/M-1991 MOR 7,500: 82mm M-37; 120mm M-43; 160mm M-43
AT • MSL • SP AT- Anti-tank missile: 3 9K11 Sagger, 15.000 9M14M/AT-3 Sagger (Incl for BMP-1 IFV),  MANPATS AT-5 9K113 Spandrel; 3.500 AT-4 9K111 Spigot; 1.000 9M111/AT-4 Spigot, 400 9M69/AT-1 Snapper
 RCL 82mm 1,700 B-10

 
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 (17.5.2013)

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 (3.4.2013)

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 (16.3.2013)

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 (16.3.2013)


 

 



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