Republic of Korea (South)

GDP          1991: 	won 208,201bn 		($289.90bn)
             1992: 	won 23l,727bn 		($296.84bn)
Growth       1991: 	8.4%          		1992: 4.8%
Inflation    1991: 	9.7%          		1992: 6.2%
Debt         1991: 	$38.2bn       		1992: $42.6bn
Def bdgt     1992: 	won 8,738bn 		($11.19bn)
             1993: 	won 9,597bn 		($12.06bn)
$1 = won     1990: 	707.76       		1991: 733.35
             1992: 	780.7         		1993: 795.0
	
Population: 	43,966,000

              13-17       18-22      23-32

Men         2,083,000   2,232,000  4,350,600
Women       1,929,000   2,066,000  4,074,000

Total Armed Forces


ACTIVE: 	633,000.

Terms of service: conscription, Army 26 months, Navy and Air
Force 30 months, then First Combat Forces (Mobilisation Reserve
Forces) or Regional Combat Forces (Homeland Defence Forces) to
age 33.

RESERVES: 4,500,000; being reorganised.

Army

Manpower	 520,000.

HQ: 3 Army, 9 Corps.

3 mech inf div (each 3 bde: 3 mech inf, 3 tk, 1 recce, 1 engr bn; 1 fd arty bde).
l9 inf div (each 3 inf regt, 1 recce, 1 tk, 1 engr bn; 1 arty regt (4 bn)).
2 indepinf bde.
7 SF bde.
3 counter-infiltration bde.
3 SSM bn with NHK-I/-II (Honest John).
3 AD arty bde.
3 HAWK bn (24 sites), 2 Nike Hercules bn (10 sites).
1 avn comd.

RESERVES: 1 Army HQ, 23 inf div.

EQUIPMENT:

	MBT: 1,800: 450 Type 88, 400 M-47, 950 M-48.
	AIFV: some 2,000 KIFV.
	APC:some 1,550 incl 300 M-113, 275 Fiat 6614/KM-900/-901.
	TOWED ARTY: some 3,500: 105mm: 1,700 M-101, KH-178;
		l55mm: M-53, M-114, KH-179; 203mm: M-115.
	SP ARTY: 900: 155mm: M-109A2; 175mm: M-107; 203mm: M-110.
	MRL: l30mm: 140 Kooryong (36-tube).
	MORTARS: 6,000: 81mm: KM-29; 107mm: M-30.
	SSM: 12 NHK-I/-II.
	ATGW: TOW.
	RCL: 57mm, 75mm, 90mm: M67; 106mm: M40A2.
	ATK GUNS: 76mm: 8 M-18; 90mm: 50 M-36 SP.
	AD GUNS: 600: 20mm: incl 60 M-167 Vulcan; 35mm: 20 GDF-003; 40mm: 80 L60/70, M-1.
	SAM: 350 Javelin, 60 Redeye, 130 Stinger, 110 HAWK, 200 Nike Hercules.
	AIRCRAFT: 5 O-1A.
	HELICOPTERS:
	ATTACK: 65 AH-1F/-J, 68 Hughes 500 MD.
	TRANSPORT: 15 CH-47D.
	UTILITY: 195 Hughes 500, 125 UH-1H, 30 UH-23, 90 UH-60P.

Navy

Manpower	60,000 (e19,000 conscripts) incl 25,000 Marines.

BASES: Chinhae (HQ), Cheju, Inchon, Mokpo, Mukho, Pukpyong, Pohang, Pusan.
       3 Fleet Commands.

FLEET:
	SUBMARINES:  4: 1 Chang Bogo (Ge T-209/1400) with 8 x 533 TT.
		     3 KSS-1 Dolgorae SSI (175t) with 2 x 406mm TT.
	PRINCIPAL SURFACE COMBATANTS: 38:
	DESTROYERS: 9: 7 Chung Buk (US Gearing) with 2 or 3 x 2
	            127mm guns; plus 2 x 3 ASTT; 5 with 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM,
	            1 Alouette III hel (0THT), 2 with 1 x 8 ASROC.
                    2 Dae Gu (US Sumner) with 3 x 2 127mm guns;
		    plus 2 x 3 ASTT, 1 Alouette III hel.
	FRIGATES: 29: 7 Ulsan with 2 x 3 ASTT (Mk 46 LWT); plus 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM.
		  22 Po Hang with 2 x 3 ASTT; some with 2 x 1 MM-38 Exocet.
	PATROL AND COASTAL COMBATANTS: 120:
	CORVETTES: 4 Dong Hae (ASW) with 2 x 3 ASTT.
	MISSILE CRAFT: 11: 8 Pae Ku-52, 3 with 4 Standard (boxed)
	               SSM, 5 with 2 x 2 Harpoon SSM. 1 Pae Ku-51 (US
	               Asheville), with 2 x Standard SSM. 2 Kilurki-71 (Wildcat)
	               with 2 x MM-38 Exocet SSM.
	PATROL, INSHORE: 105: 78 Kilurki-11 (‘SeaDolphin’) 37-m PFI.
			 27 Chebi-51 (`Sea Hawk’) 26-m PFI<
			 (some with 2 x MM-38 Exocet SSM).
	MINE WARFARE: 11: 3 Kan Keong (mod It Lerici) MHC. 8 Kum
	              San (US MSC-268/289) MSC.
	AMPHIBIOUS: 14: 7 Un Bong (US LST-511) LST, capacity 200 tps, 16 tk.
		    7 Ko Mun (US LSM-1) LSM, capacity 50 tps, 4 tk.
		    Plus about 36 craft; 6 LCT, 10 LCM, about 20 LCVP.
	SUPPORT AND MISCELLANEOUS: 11: 1 AOE, 2 spt tankers, 2
	ocean tugs, 2 salv/div spt, about 4 survey (civil manned, Ministry of Transport funded).

NAVAL AIR: 15 cbt ac; 47 armed hel.

ASW: 2 sqn: l ac with 15 S-2E; 1 hel with 25 Hughes 5OOMD (maritime patrol).
     1 flt with 10 SA-316 hel (maritime patrol), 2 Bell 206 (liaison), 12 Lynx (ASW).
     Lynx being delivered, to replace SA-316.

Marines

Manpower	25,000
		2 div, 1 bde.
		Spt units.

EQUIPMENT:
		MBT: 60 M-47.
		APC: 60 LVTP-7.
		TOWED ARTY: 1O5mm, 155mm.
		SSM: Harpoon (truck-mounted).

Air Force

Manpower 	53,000
Total Aircraft	445 cbt ac (plus 52 in store), no armed hel. 7 cbt, 2 tpt wings.

FGA: 8 sqn:
	2 with 48 F-16 (36 -C, 12 -D),
	6 with 190 F-5 (60-A, 130 -E). Plus 16 in store.
FIGHTER: 4 sqn with 96 F-4D/E. Plus 36 in store.
COIN: 1 sqn with 23 A-37B.
FAC: 10 O-2A, 20 OA-37B.
RECCE: 1 sqn with 18 RF-4C, 10 RF-5A.
SAR: 1 hel sqn with 15 Bell UH-1B, 2 UH-1N.
TRANSPORT: 3 sqn:
AIRCRAFT: 2 BAe 748 (VIP), 1 Boeing 737-300 (VIP), 9 C-54, 1 C-118,15 C-123J/K, 1O C-130H, 3 Commander.
HELICOPTERS: 7 Bell 212, 3 -412,5 UH-1D/H.
TRAINING: 25* F-5B, 35* F-5, 25 T-33A, 35 T-37, 20 T-41D.

MISSILES:
	ASM: AGM-65A Maverick.
	AAM: AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder.


Paramilitary Forces


CIVILIAN DEFENCE CORPS (to age 50): 3,500,000.

COAST GUARD: (e4,5O0).
	PATROL CRAFT: 75:
	PATROL CRAFT, OFFSHORE: 13: 1 Mazinger (HDP-1000) (CG
		flagship). 6 Han Kang (HDC-115O). 6 Sea Dragon/Whale (HDP-600)
	COASTAL: 24: 22 Sea Wolf/Shark, 2 Bukhansan
	INSHORE: 38: 18 Seagull; about 20<, plus numerous boats.
	SUPPORT AND MISCELLANEOUS: 2 salvage.
	HELICOPTERS: 9 Hughes 500D.

Foreign Forces

US: 35,000. Army (26,000): 1 army HQ, 1 inf div.
    Air Force (9,500): 1 Air Force HQ: 2 wings: 84 cbt ac.