Military


Korean People's Army Air Force

Aircraft Source Inventory
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) 70 82 86 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
Active 70 82 86 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
Reserve -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Attack 112 111 111 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
Il-28 / H-5 Beagle USSR / PRC 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80
Su-25 Frogfoot USSR 32 31 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Fighter 676 618 524 524 465 460 460 460 235 235
4th Generation 30 30 30 30 30 25 25 25 25 25
Mig-29S Fulcrum USSR 30 30 30 30 30 25 25 25 25 25
3rd Generation 396 355 369 369 310 310 310 310 210 210
Mig-23ML USSR 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46
F-7B PRC 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Mig-21F / PFM / Bis Fishbed USSR / KAZ 120 120 134 134 134 134 134 134 134 134
A-5 Fantan PRC 40 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Mig-19 / F-6 Farmer USSR / PRC 160 159 159 159 100 100 100 100 -- --
2nd Generation 250 228 125 125 125 125 125 125 .. ..
Su-7B Fitter A USSR 20 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 -- --
Mig-17 / F-5 Fresco USSR / PRC 230 110 107 107 107 107 107 107 -- --
Transport ~330 ~318 ~318 ~318 ~217 ~217 ~217 ~217 ~217 ~217
Light ~310 ~306 ~306 ~306 ~206 ~206 ~206 ~206 ~206 ~206
An-24 Coke USSR 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
An-2 / Y-5 Colt USSR / PRC ~300 ~300 ~300 ~300 ~200 ~200 ~200 ~200 ~200 ~200
Passenger 20 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11
Tu-154 RU -- -- -- -- 1 1 1 1 1 1
Tu-154 Careless USSR 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Tu-134 Crusty USSR 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Il-62M Classic USSR 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2
Il-18 Coot USSR 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Il-14 Crate USSR 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TRAINING 214+ 232+ 232+ 232+ 225+ 225+ 225+ 225+ 225+ 225+
Jet - Advanced 14+ 10+ 10+ 10+ 10+ 10+ 10+ 10+ 10+ 10+
Mig-29UB1 Fulcrum USSR + + + + + + + + + +
Mig-23UB1 Flogger USSR + + + + + + + + + +
Mig-21U Mongol USSR 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Su-25UBK Frogfoot USSR 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Jet - Intermediate 50+ 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
JJ-6 PRC + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Mig-15UTI / JJ-2 Midget USSR / PRC 50 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
Piston 150 187 187 187 180 180 180 180 180 180
Yak-18 / CJ-5 / CJ-6 USSR / PRC 150 187 187 187 180 180 180 180 180 180

Helicopter

GTOW 392 330 310 310 306 306 306 306 306 306
Attack 47 47 24 24 20 20 20 20 20 20
Mi-24 Hind USSR 47 47 24 24 20 20 20 20 20 20
Transport - Heavy 20-ton .. .. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Mi-26 Halo RU -- -- 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Transport - Intermediate 10-ton 70 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Mi-8T / Mi-8MT / Mi-17 Hip USSR 70 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Light / Utility 275 268 267 267 267 267 267 267 267 267
Mi-4 / Z-5 Hound USSR / PRC 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48
Mi-2 Hoplite POL 140 140 139 139 139 139 139 139 139 139
Hughes 500C / D Defender US / GER 87 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80

Air Defense

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Anti-Aircraft Missiles + + + + + + + + + +
SA-16 USSR / RU -- + + + + + + + + +
SA-7 / HN-5 USSR / PRC + + + + + + + + + +
SA-5 USSR + + + + + + + + + +
SA-3 USSR + + + + + + + + + +
SA-2 USSR + + + + + + + + + +

Notes

    1 - These aircraft are considered included in the totals for the Mig-29 and Mig-23 in the fighter category, but are indicated here for clarity.




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