Said National Interest magazine ( The the National Interest US) North Korea has about 4,300 tanks, but most of the old army armored vehicles; Most of them date back to the Soviet Union, according to the South Korean Ministry of Defense.
The magazine pointed out that this number exceeds the armored force of the South Korean army, which is estimated at 2,300 combat tanks, but the history of the manufacture of some tanks in the possession of the North Korean army dates back to the post-Korean era, and it is possible that their combat value is limited today because many of them are been neglected. Read also Mole is the North Korean octopus that distributes weapons around the world US official: Biden secretly sought to communicate with North Korea, but did not receive any response Stratfor: What does North Korea want from its first missile test under Biden?
The North Korean People’s Army – known as KPA – has 1.3 million active duty personnel, more than twice the number of South Korean army soldiers, according to the magazine.
According to the National Interest, most North Korean tanks are made in the Soviet Union and China, and some are local North Korean manufacture, but even the local ones depend on old Soviet or Chinese designs.