|Status:||In Service||In Service|
|Number:||10 (one may have disappeared in March 2016)||20|
|Cost:||$18 million each|
|Acquired:||2004||2005 – Present|
|Country of origin:||North Korea|
|Class:||Multipurpose midget submarine|
|Manufacturer:||North Korea with copies produced in Iran (Iranian copies known as the Ghadir class)|
|Displacement:||130 – 150 tons|
|Max Speed:||12.7 mph (11 knots)|
|Length:||95.1 ft (29 m)|
|Beam:||9.0 ft (2.75 m)|
|Height:||15.7 ft (4.8 m)|
|Draft:||8.2 ft (2.5 m)|
|Armament:||2 x torpedo tubes|
|Missiles||Reports suggest Iran attempted to launch an unspecified cruise missile from a Yono class submarine, however the test apparently failed.|
|Sonar/Sensors:||Non-indigenous commercial systems|
|Notes:||A North Korean Yono class submarine is believed to have fired a torpedo and sunk the South Korean corvette, ROKS Cheonan, on March 26, 2010, killing 46 sailors.|
|Yono submarines can also be used to covertly deliver special operations personnel onto hostile shores.|
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