|Last Updated:||March 1, 2003|
|Location:||Onjŏng-ri (온정리), Sŏngch'ŏn-kun (성천군), South P'yŏng'an Province (평안남도), North Korea|
|Subordinate To:||Department of Operations (작전부), Nuclear Chemical Defense Bureau (핵화학방위국), General Staff Department (인민군총참모부), Ministry of People's Armed Forces (인민무력부)|
The 17th Nuclear Chemical Defense Battalion is reportedly an active duty unit, as is the 18th in Sŏk'am-ri, P'yŏngwŏn-kun, South P'yŏng'an Province. The 17th Nuclear Chemical Defense Battalion consists of five companies. According to the Segye Ilbo, there are two active duty battalions and six reserve battalions.
 Chang Chun Ik, Pukhan Haek-Missile Chŏnjaeng, (Seoul: Sŏmundang, 1999), pp. 360-364;
 Sŏn Chong Ku, "Puk Haekhwahakpang'wiguk: Haeksaenghwahangmugi Ch'ongjihwi," Segye Ilbo, 21 May 1997, p. 17, in KINDS, www.kinds.or.kr