South Korea (Republic of Korea)

Republic of Korea Army [ROKA]

Strength: 520,000

Organisation:


Army is undergoing restructuring:

Equipment:

MBT: 1500 K1A1, 35 T-80, 850 M48A1/2/3
IFV: 100(est) K21, 1750 K200 KIFV, 450 K200 KAFV, 36 BMP-3
APC: 380 M113, 130 M577, 200 KM-900, 20 BTR-80
Artillery: 26 M110 203mm SP, 100 M107 175mm SP, 1040 M109A2 155mm SP, 200 K-9 155mm SP, 1700 M101 105mm
MRLS: 96 M270 227mm MRLS, 156 KM809 130mm MRLS
MOR: 4000 M30 107mm, 3000 M29 81mm
AD: 114 Cheon Ma Pegasus SP, 100 NIKE, 50 Patriot, 170 MISTRAL, 350 JAVELIN, 200 FIM-92A Stinger, 220 SA-16, 80 L60/L70 40mm, 126 Biho 30mm SP
AT: 20 TOW-2A, 200 9K115 Metis, 200 106mm RCL, 1500 75mm RCL

Aircraft:
Helicopter: 17 CH-47D Chinook, 60 AH-1F/S (ATK), 100+ MD-500, 6 MH-47E (SPECOPS), 128 UH-60P Black Hawk, 20 UH-1H, 3 AS-332L Super Puma (VIP).

Republic of Korea Navy [ROKN]

Vessels:

SSK: 2 Son Won-il Class (Type 214) (total fleet expected to be 9) with 8 533mm TT; 9 Chang Bogo Class (Type 209) with Harpoon SSM, 8 533mm TT with up to 14 STN SUT Mod 2 torpedoes;
SSW: 2 Dolgorae Class with 2 406mm TT and 8 man SF team; 9 Cosmos Class with 2 533mm TT and 8 man SF team

DDG: 1 Sejong Daewang Class (KDX-3) (further 2 Sejong Daewang Class in construction) with 32 Cheon Ryong SLCM, 2 quad Harpoon IC SSM, Mk 41 VLS with 80 SM-2 MR IIIB (48 fwd, 32 aft) SAM, 1 Mk 49 RAM with 21 RIM-116 SAM, 16 Loral ASROC via VLA, 1 127mm gun, 1 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS, Mk 32 (2 triple) 324mm ASTT with K745 LW torpedoes, 1 Super Lynx helicopter; 6 Chungmugong Yi Sun-Jhin Class (KDX-2) with 2 quad Harpoon IC SSM, Mk 41 VLS with 32 SM-2 MR IIIB SAM, 1 Mk 49 RAM with 21 RIM-116 SAM, 16 Loral ASROC via VLA, 1 127mm gun, 1 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS, Mk 32 (2 triple) 324mm ASTT with Mk 46 Mod 5 LW torpedoes, 1 Super Lynx helicopter; 3 Kwanggaeto Daewang Class (KDX-2) with 2 quad Harpoon IC SSM, Mk 48 mod 2 VLS with 16 Evolved SeaSparrow SAM, 1 127mm gun, 1 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS, Mk 32 (2 triple) 324mm ASTT with Mk 46 Mod 5 LW torpedoes, 1 Super Lynx helicopter
FFG: 9 Ulsan Class with 2 quad Harpoon SSM, 2 76mm gun, 3 twin 40mm gun, 4 twin 30mm gun, Mk 32 (2 triple) 324mm ASTT with Mk 46 Mod 1 LW torpedoes
FS: 24 Po Hang Class with 2 twin Harpoon or 2 MM38 Exocet SSM, 2 76mm gun, 3 twin 40mm gun, 4 twin 30mm gun, Mk 32 (2 triple) 324mm ASTT with Mk 46 Mod 1 LW torpedoes; 4 Dong Hae Class with 1 76mm gun, 1 twin 40mm gun, 2 twin 30mm gun, Mk 32 (2 triple) 324mm ASTT with Mk 46 1 LW torpedoes
PTF: 80 Sea Dolphin Class and Wildcat Class with 2 20mm Sea Vulcan and either 1 76mm, 1 40mm or 1 twin 30mm gun
LPD: 1 Dodko Class carrying up to 2 LCVP, 10 MBT and 300 troops
LST: 6
ACV: 2
LCM: 10
LCVP: 20
MHC: 6
MSC: 3
AORH: 3
ARS: 1

Aircraft:

Maritime Patrol: 8 P-3C Orion
Transport: 3 Cessna F406 Caravan
Helicopter: 24 Lynx MK99 (ASW), 5 IAR-316 Alouette, 22 MD-500

Republic of Korea Air Force [ROKAF]

Fighter: 60 F-15K Eagle (including 21 being delivered 2010-2012) , 68 F-4E Phantom, 60 F-4D Phantom, 170 F-5E/F-5F Tiger, 118 F-16C/KF-16C Fighting Falcon, 51 F-16D/KF-16D Fighting Falcon

Recon and Survl: 4 Hawker 800RA, 4 Hawker 800SIG (ELINT), 17 RF-4C Phantom, 5 RF-5E Tiger, 20 KO-1 (FAC), 4 B737 AEW&C (to be delivered 2012)

Transport: 1 747-4B5 (VIP), 12 C-130H, 20 CN-235-220, 1 B737-300 (VIP), 2 Bae-748 (VIP)

Training: 16 Hawk 67, 50 T-50, 22 TA-50 (under delivery) 10 T-50B (under delivery for aerobatic team), 85 KT-1, 23 Il-103

Helicopter: 6 HH-47D Chinook, 3 B412ST, 5 B212, 5 UH-1H, 7 Ka-32 Helix (SAR), 3 AS-532L Super Puma (VIP), 3 VH-60P (VIP), 7 HH-60P

 

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