Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North)

GNP        1991e: 	won 49.2bn 	($22.90bn)
           1992e: 	won 45.9bn 	($21.l0bn)

Growth     1991e: 	-5.2%          	1992e: -6.7%

Inflation  1991e: 	2%             	1992e: 3%

Debt       1991:  	$9.28bn        	1992:  $9.72bn

Def exp    1992:  	won 11.80bn 	($5.54bn)

Def bdgt   1992:  	won 4.48bn 	($2.O6bn)
           1993e: 	won 4.70bn 	($2.19bn)

$1 = won   1989: 	2.23            1990:  	2.14
           1991: 	2.15            1992:  	2.13



Population:	22,728,000

        	  13-17            18-22             23-32

Men     	1,057,000        1,265,000         2,408,000
Women   	1,035,000        1,242,000         2,374,000


Total Armed Forces


ACTIVE:		 1,127,000.

Terms of service: Army 5-8 years; Navy 5-10 years; Air Force 3-4 years,
followed by compulsory part-time service in the Pacification Corps to
age 40.  Thereafter service in the Worker/Peasant Red Guard to age 60.

RESERVES: Army 500,000, Navy 40,000.  Mob claimed in 12 hours; up to
6,000,000 have some Reserve/Militia commitment. See Paramilitary.

Army

Manpower 	 1,000,000.

16 Corps (1 armd, 4 mech, 8 inf, 1 arty, 1 capital defence, 1 Special Purpose).
26 inf/mot inf div.
l4 armd bde.
23 mot/mech inf bde.
5 indep inf bde.

Special Purpose Corps: 3 cdo, 4 recce, 1 river crossing regt, 3 amph,
3 AB bn, 22 lt inf bn. `Bureau of Reconnaissance SF' (8 bn).

Artillery:

	Army tps: 8 heavy arty bde (incl MRL), 1 indep Scud SSM regt.
	Corps tps: 14 bde incl 122mm, 152mm SP, MRL.

RESERVE: Pacification Corps: some l.2m. 23 inf div,6 inf bde.

EQUIPMENT:

	MBT: some 3,700: T-34, T-54/-55, T-62, Type-59.
	LIGHT TANKS: 500 PT-76, M-1985.
	APC: 2,500 BTR-40/-50/-60/-152, Ch Type-531, N. Korean
	     Type M-1973.
	TOWED ARTY: 2,300: 122mm: M-1931/-37, D-74, D-30; 130mm: M-46;
		    152mm: M-1937 M-1938, M-1943.
	SP ARTY: Some 4,500: 122mm: M-1977, M-1981, M-1985; 130mm: M-1975;
		 152mm: M-1974, M-1977; 170mm: M-1978, M-1989.
	MRL: 2,280: 107mm: Type-63; 122mm: BM-21, BM-11; 240mm: M-1989.
	MORTARS: 9,000: 82mm: M-37; 120mm: M-43; 160mm: M-43.
	SSM: 54 FROG-3/-5/-7; some 30 Scud B/-C (Korean improved).
	ATGW: AT-1 Snapper, AT-3 Sagger.
	RCL: 82mm: 1,500 B-10.
	AD GUNS: 8,800: 14.5mm: ZPU-1/-2/-4 SP, M-1983 SP; 23mm: ZU-23,
		 ZSU-23-4 SP; 37mm: M-1939; 57mm: S-60; 85mm: KS-l2;
		 100mm: KS-l9.
	SAM: 10,000 SA-7/-16.

Navy

Manpower 		45,000.

BASES:	
	
East Coast: Toejo (HQ), Changjon, Munchon, Songjon-pardo,
	    Mugye-po, Mayang-do, Chaho Nodongjagu, Puam-Dong, Najin.

West Coast:  Nampo (HQ), Pipa Got, Sagon-ni, Chodo-ri, Koampo, Tas-ri.
	     2 Fleet HQ.

FLEET:
	SUBMARINES: 25: 21 Ch Type-031/Sov Romeo with 533mm TT.
		    4 Sov Whiskey with 533mm and 406mm TT.  (Plus
		    some 50 midget submarines mainly used for SF ops,
		    but some with 2 x TT).
	FRIGATES: 3: 1 Soho with 4 x ASW RL, plus 4 x SS-N-2 Styx SSM,
	          1 x l00mm gun and hel deck. 2 Najin with 2 x 5 ASW RL,
		  plus 2 SS-N-2 Styx SSM, 2 x 100mm guns.
	PATROL AND COASTAL COMBATANTS: 387:
	CORVETTES: 3 Sariwon with l x 100mm gun.
	MISSILE CRAFT: 45: 14 Soju, 8 Sov Osa, 4 Ch Huangfeng PFM
		       with 4 x SS-N-2 Styx. 9 Sohung, 10 Sov Komar
		       PFM with 2 x SS-N-2.
	TORPEDO CRAFT: 173: 3 Sov Shershen with 4 x 533mm TT.
		       Some 170 with 2 x 533mm TT.
	PATROL: 166:
		COASTAL: 18 PFC: 6 Hainan with 4 x ASW RL,
			 12 Taechong with 2 x ASW RL.
		INSHORE: some 148: 13 S0-1, 12 Shanghai II,3 Chodo, some 120.

	MINE WARFARE: About 23 MSI<.
	AMPHIBIOUS: craft only; 24 LCM, 7 LCU, about 100 Nampo LCVP, plus
		     about 100 hovercraft.
	SUPPORT AND MISCELLANEOUS: 7: 2 ocean tugs, 1 AS, 1 ocean and 3 inshore survey.

COAST DEFENCE: 
	SSM: 2 regt: Silkworm in 6 sites;
	GUNS: 122mm: M-1931/-37; 130mm: SM-4-1; 152mm: M-1937.

Air Force

Manpower	 82,000
Total Aircraft	 730 combat aircraft; 50 armed hel.

BOMBERS: 3 It regt with 80 H-5.
FGA: 7 regt:
	3 with 160 J-5 (MiG-17);
	2 with 120 J-6 (MiG-19);
	1 with 40 Q-5 (Fantan);
	1 with 14 Su-7, 36 Su-25.
FIGHTER: 10 regt:
	2 with 80 J-5 (MiG-17);
	2 with 60 J-6 (MiG-19);
	1 with 40 J-7 (MiG-21);
	3 with 120 MiG-21;
	1 with 46 MiG-23;
	1 with 14 MiG-29.
ATTACK HELICOPTERS: 50 Mi-24.
TRANSPORT:
	AIRCRAFT: 162 An-2, 6 An-24, 5 Il-14, 2 Il-18, 4 Il-62M, 2 Tu-134,
		   4 Tu-154, 120 Y-5.
	HELICOPTERS: 1 Hughes 300C, 80 -500D, 6 -500E, 140 Mi-2, 15 Mi-8/-17,
		     48 Z-5.
TRAINING: incl 10 CJ-5, 170 CJ-6.

MISSILES:
	AAM: AA-2 Atoll, AA-7 Apex.
	SAM: 240 SA-2, 36 SA-3, 24 SA-5.

Forces Abroad

 Advisers in some 12 African countries.

Paramilitary Forces

SECURITY TROOPS (Ministry of Public Security): 115,000, incl Border guards.

WORKER/PEASANT RED GUARD: some 3.8m. Org on a provincial/town/village basis. 
	Comd structure is bde - bn - coy - pl. Small arms with some mor
	and AD guns (but many units unarmed).