MANPOWER: Values related to a nation's complete population and as it relates to theoretical available fighting strength. Wars, particularly those with high attrition, traditionally favor higher manpower.
AVAILABLE MANPOWER: 13,045,878
REACHING MILITARY AGE ANNUALLY: 415,068
TOTAL MILITARY PERSONNEL:7,580,000(est.)
ACTIVE PERSONNEL: 1,280,000
RESERVE PERSONNEL: 6,300,000
AIRPOWER: Total Aircraft Strength value includes both fixed- and rotary-wing systems from all branches of service (UAVs are not included in this total). Attack values cover both multirole and purpose-built light-attack types. Transports value includes only fixed-wing aircraft (as of 2019). EXTERNAL LINK: Aircraft throughout the military history of North Korea
TOTAL AIRCRAFT STRENGTH:949(ranked 11 of 137)
FIGHTERS: 458 (ranked 5 of 137)
ATTACK: 498 (ranked 5 of 137)
TRANSPORTS: 4 (ranked 50 of 137)
TRAINERS: 169 (ranked 17 of 137)
TOTAL HELICOPTER STRENGTH:204(ranked 23 of 137)
ATTACK HELICOPTERS: 20 (ranked 25 of 137)
LAND STRENGTH: Combat Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), light tanks, and tank destroyers (no distinction is made between tracked and wheeled types). Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV) value includes APCs, IFVs, MRAPs, and Armored Cars. Rocket Projectors only include self-propelled forms. EXTERNAL LINK: Armor and Artillery throughout the military history of North Korea
COMBAT TANKS:6,075(ranked 4 of 137)
ARMORED FIGHTING VEHICLES: 10,000 (ranked 6 of 137)
SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY: 2,250 (ranked 3 of 137)
TOWED ARTILLERY: 4,300 (ranked 3 of 137)
ROCKET PROJECTORS: 5,000 (ranked 1 of 137)
NAVAL STRENGTH: Aircraft Carrier value includes traditional carriers as well as Helicopter Carriers. Submarine value includes diesel-electric and nuclear-powered types, no distinction being made between conventional- and nuclear-attack forms. Total Naval Assets (*) value includes all possible / available vessels including auxiliaries, which are not showcased individually below. EXTERNAL LINK: Warships and Submarines throughout the military history of North Korea
TOTAL NAVAL ASSETS:967*
AIRCRAFT CARRIERS: 0
PATROL VESSELS: 416
MINE WARFARE: 23
NATURAL RESOURCES (PETROLEUM): Petroleum remains the lifeblood of war. As such it is weighed into the GFP ranking through the figures below. Values are shown as BBL/DY (Barrels Per Day).
OIL PRODUCTION: 0 bbl/dy
OIL CONSUMPTION:15,000 bbl/dy
PROVEN RESERVES:0 bbl
LOGISTICS: For the GFP ranking, Logistics values include personnel, industry, and services related to war production.
LABOR FORCE: 14,000,000
MERCHANT MARINE STRENGTH: 248
MAJOR PORTS, HUBS & TERMINALS: 7
ROADWAY COVERAGE: 25,554 km
RAILWAY COVERAGE: 5,242 km
SERVICABLE AIRPORTS: 82
FINANCE: The GFP ranking takes into account a nation's financial health on the world stage. All values presented in USD ($).
RESERVES OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE & GOLD: $5,000,000,000
PURCHASING POWER PARITY: $40,000,000,000
GEOGRAPHY: Geography values factor into both offensive and defensive wars.