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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 SU/PRC 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80
Su-25 Frogfoot SU 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 SU 30 30 30 30 30 25 25 25 25 25
3rd Generation 396 355 369 369 310 310 310 310 210 210
Mig-23ML SU 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 SU/KAZ 120 120 134 134 134 134 134 134 134 134
A-5 Fantan PRC 40 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Mig-19 / F-6 Farmer SU/PRC 160 159 159 159 100 100 100 100 -- --
2nd Generation 250 228 125 125 125 125 125 125 .. ..
Su-7B Fitter A SU 20 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 -- --
Mig-17 / F-5 Fresco SU/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 SU 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
An-2 / Y-5 Colt SU/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 SU 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Tu-134 Crusty SU 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Il-62M Classic SU 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2
Il-18 Coot SU 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Il-14 Crate SU 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 SU + + + + + + + + + +
Mig-23UB1 Flogger SU + + + + + + + + + +
Mig-21U Mongol SU 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Su-25UBK Frogfoot SU 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 SU/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 SU/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 SU 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-8/Mi-17 Hip SU 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 SU/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/DE 87 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80

Air Defense

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Anti-Aircraft Missiles + + + + + + + + + +
KN-06 S-300 / FT-2000 RU/PRC - - - - ? ? ? ? ? ?
SA-16 SU/RU -- + + + + + + + + +
SA-7/HN-5 SU/PRC + + + + + + + + + +
SA-5 SU + + + + + + + + + +
SA-3 SU + + + + + + + + + +
SA-2 SU + + + + + + + + + +

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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