The North Korean People’s Army Air Force (KPAAF) is not among the world’s most powerful air forces.
Nevertheless, the National Interest magazine ( National Interest ) US believes that because of loyalty North Korean troops fanatical North Korean leader Kim Jong un, and link their fate fate his regime, it is likely be desperate to defend him in event of war with his enemies. Read also National Interest: North Korea has 4,300 tanks ready for war North Korea accuses Biden of continuing hostile policy “Office 39″… An investigation reveals in detail North Korea’s fraud methods to finance its nuclear project
The magazine explains that most of the fighters in the possession of the North Korean Air Force are obsolete, but despite this, their use in suicide attacks similar to those carried out by Japanese kamikaze pilots against Allied ships during World War II remains a possibility.
The term Japanese kamikaze in the modern era was applied to the Japanese pilots who carried out suicide operations against the Allied forces during World War II, where the Japanese suicide pilots (kamikaze) deliberately collided with the Allied ships with their planes loaded with explosives, torpedoes and filled fuel tanks with the aim of detonating them.
North Korea is believed to have about 106 of the aforementioned antiquated fighters, as well as about 97 antique hypersonic fighters, according to the National Interest report.
The magazine pointed to the high cost of shooting down those warplanes if they were used by North Korea to strike targets in the soil of its southern neighbor.
She said that in the event of a war between North Korea and its southern neighbor backed by the United States of America, the South Korean and American forces would not be able to avoid engaging North Korean fighters and shoot them down, especially if they were targeting a civilian facility or vital military targets, which represents a challenge as The guns cannot be sure that those attacking North Korean planes are not carrying some kind of chemical or biological weapon, in which case even shooting down planes is a problem.
The magazine report likened the fanatical loyalty of North Korean forces to leader Kim Jong Un to the Japanese army’s loyalty to the Japanese Empire during World War II, and said that North Korea resembles the Asian monarchy in many ways more than it resembles the communist countries of Eastern Europe.
The National Interest concluded that, during World War II, the Japanese demonstrated that there was no better weapon guidance system than kamikaze pilots, and that antique North Korean fighters, although useless as combat aircraft, could be used as cruise missiles by a system that knew it was about to be exposed. to be destroyed by his enemies.