Vol. 2, No. 4 - April 2011


One of the two KPAF MiG-29s that intercepted a USAF RC-135S COBRA BALL on March 2, 2003. Visible in this image are the port drop tank on the inner pylon and what appear to be R-60 AA-8 APHID AAMs on the outer two pylons. This image was captured from a video taken by one of the crew members abroad the RC-135S. (USAF)

Articles in this issue include,

"MiG-29 in KPAF Service," by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.

An overview of the Korean People's Air Forces' (a.k.a., North Korean Air Force) acquisition and deployment (including camouflage and markings) of the MiG-29B FULCRUM A fighter. The sole KPAF unit reported to operate the MiG-29 is the 55th Kumsong Guard Air Regiment of the 1st Air Combat Division. This article also covers reported operations including the 2003 interception of a USAF RC-135S COBRA BALL reconnaissance aircraft, of the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, 55th Reconnaissance Wing, over the East Sea (i.e., the Sea of Japan).

"Organizations Changes Following the SPA 4th Session," by Michael Madden

The 4th Session of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) held in Pyongyang on 7 April 2011 concluded with two significant personnel changes to the DPRK’s national security community. In this article Michael Madden discusses these and other developments.

"Addendum: Lessons Learned DESERT STORM"

"Addendum: Lessons Learned ALLIED FORCE"

Additional Material

Editor’s Note and Endnotes are also provided.


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