May 18, 2022

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Air Koryo cargo plane again used by North Korean air force

Despite military utility, plane is little threat to South Korean air defenses

North Korean paratroopers using an Air Koryo Ilyushin-76 provide further evidence the aircraft is being used for air force purposes, a propaganda video recently broadcast by state broadcaster Korea Central TV (KCTV) has shown.

The undated footage, which appears to show paratroopers conducting a training exercise on an Air Koryo IL-76 cargo plane, is the second time the aircraft type has been spotted used for military purposes in the past twelve months.