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Korean People's Army Equipment

KPA Equipment Introduction

System Source Inventory
1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2012 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) 1,250 1,500 1,750 1,550 1,550 1,550 1,620 1,620 1,620 1,620 1,620
Active 750 1,000 1,000 950 950 950 1,020 1,020 1,020 1,020 1,020
Reserve 500 500 750 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600
Armor (In Thousands) 3.425 4.085 3.96+ 4.06 4.6+ 4.06+ 4.06+ 4.06+ 4.06+ 4.06+ 4.06+
Medium Tanks (In Thousands) 3.275 3.475 3.4+ 3.5 3.5+ 3.5+ 3.5+ 3.5+ 3.5+ 3.5+ 3.5+
125mm P'okpoong-ho DPRK -- -- -- -- +? + + + + + +
125mm Ch'onma-ho IV / V DPRK -- -- +? + + + + + + + +
115mm Ch'onma-ho I / II / III DPRK 1,200 1,500 1,800 + + + + + + + +
115mm T-62 USSR / CZ + + + + + + + +
100mm T-54 / T-55 USSR 1,600 1,600 1,600 + + + + + + -- --
100mm Type 59 PRC 175 175 + + + + + + + -- --
85mm T-34/85 USSR 300 200 + + + + + + + -- --
Light Tanks ( > 21 tons) 150 610 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560
85mm PT-85 / Type 82 DPRK 100 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560 560
85mm Type 62 PRC 50 50 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Infantry Fighting Vehicles 222 200 - - - - - - - - -
73mm Korshun (BMP-1) USSR 222 200 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Armored Personnel Carriers (In Thousands) 1.1 2 2.2 2.5 2.5+ 2.5+ 2.5+ 2.5+ 2.5+ 2.5+ 2.5+
Tracked + + + + + + + + + + +
12.7mm VTT-323 (Type-63) PRC / DPRK + + + + + + + + + + +
7.62mm BTR-50P USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
Wheeled + + + + + + + + + + +
30mm BTR-80A RU -- -- -- -- + + + + + + +
14.5mm BTR-60PA / PB USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
7.62mm BTR-152 USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
7.62mm BTR-40 USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
Light AFVs 140 140 - - - - - - - - -
7.62mm BA-64 USSR 140 140 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Artillery, Self-Propelled (In Thousands) 2.15 3.3+ 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
170mm M-1978 / M-1989 DPRK + + + + + + + + + + +
152mm M-1985 DPRK + + + + + + + + + + +
152mm M-1977 DPRK + + + + + + + + + + +
152mm M-1974 DPRK + + + + + + + + + + +
130mm M-1991 DPRK -- -- + + + + + + + + +
130mm M-1981 DPRK + + + + + + + + + + +
130mm M-1975 DPRK + + + + + + + + + + +
122mm M-1991 DPRK -- -- + + + + + + + + +
122mm M-1985 DPRK -- + + + + + + + + + +
122mm M-1981 DPRK + + + + + + + + + + +
122mm M-1977 DPRK + + + + + + + + + + +
76mm SU-76M USSR + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Artillery, Towed (In Thousands) 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
152mm D-20 / Type 66 USSR / PRC + + + + + + + + + + +
152mm M-1938 USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
152mm M-1937 / ML-20 USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
130mm M-46 / Type 59 USSR / PRC + + + + + + + + + + +
122mm M-74 / Type 60 USSR / PRC + + + + + + + + + + +
122mm D-30 / Type 60 USSR / PRC + + + + + + + + + + +
122mm M-30 / Type 54 USSR / PRC + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
122mm A-19 / M-1937 / -31 USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
85mm D-44 / Type 56 USSR / PRC + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
76mm ZiS-3 / M-1942 USSR + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Artillery, Rocket (In Thousands) 2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.5 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1
240mm M-1991 USSR -- -- + + + + + + + + +
240mm M-1989 USSR -- + + + + + + + + + +
240mm M-1985 DPRK + + + + + + + + + + +
240mm BM-24 USSR + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
200mm BMD-20 USSR + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
140mm BM-14-16 / RPU-14 USSR + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
130mm Type 63 PRC + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
122mm M-1993 DPRK -- -- + + + + + + + + +
122mm M-1992 DPRK -- -- + + + + + + + + +
122mm M-1985 DPRK -- + + + + + + + + + +
122mm BM-21 / M-1977 USSR / DPRK + + + + + + + + + + +
122mm BM-11 USSR / DPRK -- + + + + + + + + + +
107mm Type 63 PRC + + + + + + + + + + +
Artillery, Anti-Aircraft (In Thousands) 8 8 8 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
100mm KS-19 USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
85mm KS-12 USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
57mm M-1985 SPAAG DPRK + + + + + + + + + + +
57mm S-60 USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
37mm M-1992 SPAAG DPRK -- -- + + + + + + + + +
37mm M-1939 / Type 55 USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
23mm M-1992 SPAAG DPRK -- -- + + + + + + + + +
23mm ZSU-23-4 USSR + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
23mm ZU-23 USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
14.5mm M-1984 SPAAG DPRK + + + + + + + + + + +
14.5mm ZPU-1 / -2 / -4 USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
Anti-Tank Guns / Recoilless 2,700+ 2,700+ 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700
107mm B-11 USSR 1,000 1,000 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
100mm SU-100 USSR + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
85mm D-48 / D-85 USSR + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
82mm B-10 USSR 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700
75mm Type 52 PRC + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
57mm M-1943 USSR + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
45mm M-1942 USSR + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Anti-Tank Missiles1 + + + + + + + + + + +
AT-5 USSR / RU -- -- + + + + + + + + +
AT-4 USSR / RU -- -- + + + + + + + + +
AT-3 USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
AT-1 USSR + + + + + + + + + + +
Anti-Aircraft Missiles1 + + + + + + + + + + +
SA-16 USSR / RU -- + + + + + + + + + +
SA-7 / HN-5 USSR / PRC + + + + + + + + + + +
SSM + + + + + + + + + + +
No-Dong-B DPRK -- -- -- -- -- + + + + + +
No-Dong-A / Scud-D DPRK -- -- -- + + + + + + + +
Hwasong-6 / Scud-C USSR / DPRK -- -- + + + + + + + + +
Scud B / Hwasong-5 EGY + + + + + + + + + + +
FROG-3 / -5 / -7 USSR + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Notes

    1 - Some of these missiles may be mounted on self-propelled launchers.




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