Mar 27, 2020
Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, oversaw the demonstration fire of tactical guided weapon. The fire was also watched by Ri Pyong Chol, vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, and Jo Yong Won, Kim Yo Jong, Hong Yong Song, Kim Jong Sik, Hyon Song Wol and other senior officials of the WPK Central Committee, Army General Pak Jong Chon, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, and corps commanders of the KPA. Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was greeted by Jang Chang Ha, Jon Il Ho and other leading officials in the field of national defence science. The fire was aimed at reconfirming and showing the KPA commanding officers the tactical characters and power of a new weapon system to be delivered to KPA units. When he gave the order of fire, powerful projectiles of Juche spewed dazzling flashes with roaring sound to precisely hit a target islet. The fire clearly proved the characters of different flight trajectories and falling angles, accuracy of guided shells and the power of the warhead. Recalling with deep emotion the devotion and efforts made by the Supreme Leader for developing the Korean-style powerful tactical guided weapon, all the observers, including KPA commanding officers, kept deep in mind the pride in the tremendous Juche-oriented national defence science and self-supporting defence industry of the country. The Supreme Leader said the successive birth of the new Korean-style weapon systems serves as a great event in developing and changing the armed forces of the State. It is a brilliant success brought about by the Party's correct line on developing the self-supporting national defence industry and its policy of attaching importance to the national defence science and a clear demonstration of the might of the national defence science and industry, he added. He said that the new-type weapon systems recently developed and the tactical and strategic weapon systems under development will make decisive contributions to realizing the Party's strategic plan to make a radical change in the national defence strategy. He added it is necessary to further build up the striking capability to wipe out any enemy out of the country’s territory if it dare plan to launch a military action against the DPRK and this is just the aim of building up the defence capability set by the Party, the most perfect strategy for national defence and most trustworthy war deterrent. He gave important instructions on the tasks for every field of science researches for national defence and on the new direction to be taken by the munitions industry in implementing the Party's line on developing the self-supporting national defence industry.