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#1 ForumVojnik

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:20 PM

The Korean People's Army constitutes the military force of North Korea and is an institution of the Workers' Party of Korea. Under the Songun policy, the central institution of North Korean society.
In North Korea, it is mandatory for every male over the age of 18 to serve a ten-year term in the armed forces.

North Korea is believed to own about 4,100 tanks, 6,500 artillery guns, 2,500 rocket launchers and over 1,000 aircrafts.
Active personnel: 1,190,000
Reserve personnel 600,000  5,889,000 paramilitary
 
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Some new pics and specs on the helical type AK-74 magazine, that has been in use since 2010 or so by Kim's personal bodyguards.

Calibre: 5.45 x 39 mm
Capacity: 100 to 150 cartridges
Weight: Approximately 2 kg
Length: Approximately 370 mm
Diameter: Approximately 85 mm

The photos of two different indigenous drones that has been recovered by the southerners...

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And just to mention the fact that (obviously) the southKorean air defence has miserably failed to intercept or get notice (not to mention shot down) these drones, that has been recovered just because they had malfunctions and crashed.
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Some pictures from the recent combat flight contest.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:33 PM

All that’s known in that North Korea possesses a robust chemical weapons program. Nothing else is known about what kind of weapons they have, or how much. While the Kim regime doesn’t back away from frequent nuclear threats, it rarely mentions the chemical weapons. However, according to defectors, they have everything from traditional WWI gasses like chlorine, phosgene and mustard gas to modern nerve agents like sarin and VX.

 

North Korea has 47.8 active duty military members per 1000 population members. This is ten times higher than the US and the highest rate of any country in the world.

 

OPLAN 5027 is a US strategy to fight alongside South Korea and defeat an invasion by the North. It was developed in the early 70s and is constantly in progress. As North Korea’s threat capabilities evolve, the strategy is revised. It incorporates the North’s nuclear, biological and cuber abilities, while leaving enough forces to prevent Seoul from being bombed. Little more is known about these plans.

 

In 2013, we sow columns of North Korean soldiers carrying backpacks with the international symbol for nuclear power on them.it confirms earlier indications of the North developing a “backpack nuclear or dirty radiation bombs” but it is still little known about this.

 

North Korea has a huge special forces army.

The North Korean Special Operation Force is a highly capable special forces army which is responsible for some of the most well-known infiltration attempts into South Korea, including a series of tunnels under their shared border and a failed assassination attempt on the South Korean president in 1968.

 

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Kim Jong-un on board 'Submarine No 748' during a visit to the east coast North Korean Navy Unit 167 in a photo released in June 2014 Credit: EPA/Rodong Sinmun

The North Korean navy has 72 tactical submarines, three frigates and nearly 400 patrol vessels.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 02:28 PM

The North Korean Army has deployed about 900 new tanks equipped with improved armament in the last seven years to modernize its aging vehicles

 

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Live fire drills took place in Wonsan, North Korea, to mark the 85th anniversary

 

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 04:00 PM

US has placed powerful US troops in the region as deterrent to North Korea,US has armored brigade on the ground in South Korea consists of three combined arms battalions, one reconnaissance battalion, one artillery battalion, one engineer and one brigade support battalion. Armored brigade combat teams typically consist of approx 100 M1A2  tanks, 100 M2A3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and eighteen M109-series self-propelled howitzers.

The army in South Korea also maintains the 2nd Infantry Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade, equipped with approximately sixty Apache attack helicopters, Blackhawk and Chinook transports. The 210th Artillery Brigade, equipped with M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems provides long range artillery fire, while the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade provide Patriot missile coverage of Osan and Suwon Air Force Bases. The 35th Brigade also operates the AN/TPY-2 missile defense radar and six Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launch vehicles recently sent to the country [4] to beef up anti-missile defenses.

The other major component of American power in Korea is U.S. tactical aviation. The U.S. Air Force maintains the 51st Fighter Wing [5] at Osan Air Base, consisting of the 25th Fighter Squadron at equipped with A-10C Thunderbolt II ground attack jets and the 36th Fighter Squadron with F-16C/D Fighting Falcon fighters (about forty-eight aircraft in all). The 8th (“Wolfpack”) Fighter Wing [6] at Kunsan Air Base consists of the 35th and 80th Fighter Squadrons, which fly a total of forty-five F-16C/Ds. The A-10Cs have the mission of close air support, while the F-16C/Ds are responsible for air interdiction, close air support and counter-air.

Beyond the Korean Peninsula the United States maintains an array of forces ready to intervene. U.S. military forces in Japan include the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, two guided missile cruisers and seven guided missile destroyers. Many of the cruisers and destroyers have ballistic missile defense capability although two of the destroyers, Fitzgerald and McCain, are out of action due to collisions with civilian merchantmen. The Reagan and surface warships are all based at Yokosuka, Japan.

Further south, Sasebo, Japan is the home of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard and the ships of its amphibious task force. Together, this amphibious force can lift a marine infantry battalion reinforced with armor, artillery and aviation assets collectively known known as Marine Expeditionary Unit. Sasebo is also the home of the 7th Fleet’s four minesweepers. The result is a well-balanced force that can execute a wide variety of missions, from ballistic missile defense to an amphibious assault.

 

Farther north in Japan, the U.S. Air Force’s 35th Fighter Wing [9] is located at Misawa, Japan. The 35th Wing specializes in suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD), and is trained to destroy enemy radars, missile systems and guns to allow other friendly aircraft a freer hand in flying over the battlefield. The wing flies approximately forty-eight F-16C/Ds split among the 13th and 14th Fight Squadrons. Near Tokyo, the USAF’s 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base flies C-130 Hercules, C-130J Super Hercules, UH-1N Huey and C-12J Huron aircraft.

Marine Corps units are spread out across Japan, with marine fixed wing aviation, including a squadron of F-35B Joint Strike Fighters, tankers and logistics aircraft stationed at MCAS Iwakuni, the only Marine Corps air station on mainland Japan. Three squadrons of Marine helicopter units are stationed at MCAS Futenma on the Japanese island of Okinawa. Marine ground forces include the 4th Marines, a marine infantry regiment with three battalions, and the 12th Marines, an artillery regiment with two battalions of artillery.

Also on Okinawa is the sprawling Kadena Air Base [10], home of the 44th and 67th fighter squadrons, both of which fly the F-15C/D Eagle fighter. Kadena is also home to a squadron of K-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft, a squadron of E-3 Sentry airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft, and two rescue squadrons. Farther from a potential Korean battlefield (but still in missile range) Kadena would act as a regional support hub for American airpower, with AWACS aircraft monitoring the skies and controlling aircraft missions while tankers refueled bombers, transports, and aircraft on long-range missions.

The next major American outpost in the Pacific, Guam, is home to Submarine Squadron 15, four forward-deployed nuclear attack submarines supported by the permanently moored submarine tender USS Frank Cable[11]. Naval special warfare units are also based on the island. An army THAAD unit was deployed to the island in 2013 to protect against North Korean intermediate range ballistic missiles.

Guam is also home to Andersen Air Force Base. Andersen typically hosts a variety of heavy aircraft, including B-1B Lancer strategic bombers from Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence Mission, KC-135 tankers and RQ-4 Global Hawk drones. Andersen served as a jumping off point for bomber raids against North Vietnam and today would see a surge of B-1B, B-2A and B-52H bombers from the continental United States in the event of a flare up in Korea.

U.S. forces in the northwest Pacific are considerable, amounting to two ground combat brigades, approximately seven wings of fighters and attack aircraft, a handful of strategic bombers, an aircraft carrier, submarines, hundreds of cruise missiles and an amphibious assault task force. That already formidable force can be swiftly augmented by even more combat forces from Hawaii, Alaska, and the continental United States, including F-22A Raptors, airborne troops, and more aircraft carriers, submarines and bombers. It is a robust, formidable, adaptable force capable of taking on a variety of tasks, from disaster relief to war.

This story was originally published by The National Interest


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 04:06 PM

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