Special Purpose Forces Command 88,000 personnel. 6 Sniper brigades (including 2 amphibious, 2 airborne) 9 light infantry brigades (including 3 airborne). 17 recce battalions. 1 airborne battalion. 'Bureau of Reconnaissance Special Forces' (8 battalions)
NORTH KOREAN SPECIAL OPERATION FORCES (SOF) COMMAND
The missions of Special Operation's Forces are to breach the fixed defense of South Korea, to create a "second front" in the enemy's rear area, and to conduct battlefield and strategic reconnaissance.
SOF use the antiquated Antonov An-2 to infiltrate by air. It is partly wooden. The Antonov An-2 Colt can deliver paratroopers by airdrop or airland. With the An-2's small airframe, it is possible to land on a highway and insert paratroopers.
Forces by Role (Current order of battle):
Army 6 sniper bde,Recce 17 bn, Amph 2 sniper bde, SF 8 Bureau of Reconnaissance bn, Lt inf 9 bde , AB 2 sniper bde; 3 bde; 1 bn,