The President of North Korea is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The total active manpower is around 1,150,000 military personnel. There is also a paramilitary force with 200,000 security forces and border guards. The conscription is five years in the army, up to 10 years in the navy and three years in the Air Force.
The land forces of North Korean army are around 1,055,000 soldiers, including 70,000 commando forces and 500,000 reserves personnel, with the structure:
20 Corps HQs, 2 armoured divisions, 27 infantry divisions, 5 mechanised divisions, 6 independent armoured brigades, 4 artillery brigades, 20 independent artillery regiments, 2 Sol-to-Air missile divisions, 4 Ground-to-Ground regiments, 1 Ground-to-Ground missile brigade, 5 airborne battalions.
Special Forces with 6 sniper brigades, 17 reconnaissance battalions, 3 amphibious regiments, 9 light infantry brigades.

Military equipment and vehicles of North Korean Army

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