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Kim Jong Un Guides Fire Drill of Ballistic Rockets

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, September 6 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army(KPA), provided field guidance to the fire drill of ballistic rockets by Hwasong artillery units of the KPA Strategic Force.

Hwasong artillery units of the KPA Strategic Force were involved in the drill. Those units are tasked to strike the bases of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces in the Pacific operational theatre in a contingency.

The drill was conducted to reexamine the reliability such as the flight security and guided accuracy of the improved ballistic rockets deployed for action, and to assess and inspect the capabilities of the units for action.

Upon arriving at the firing site, he learned in detail about the plan for the drill and the tactical and technical specifications of the improved ballistic rockets. Then he issued an order to the commander of the Strategic Force to start the drill.

The moment General Kim Rak Gyom shouted "Fire!" ballistic rockets flew into the sky in succession.

The units' capability for fighting a real battle and the combat performance of the rockets were appreciated as perfect at the drill.

Through the drill the Hwasong artillery units of the KPA Strategic Force demonstrated before the world their military might as a strong service capable of mounting a preemptive attack on the enemies any time and from any place.

He expressed great satisfaction over the successful successive firing drill of ballistic rockets and congratulated the Hwasong artillery men of the KPA Strategic Force involved in the drill.

He stressed the need to continue making miraculous achievements in bolstering up the nuclear force one after another in this historic year when Juche Korea made an eye-opening curtain raiser by succeeding in the H-bomb test and set forth tasks of bringing the military deterrent on a higher stage by developing the Juche-oriented nuclear force in every way.

The drill was observed by senior officials of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea including Ri Man Gon, Ri Pyong Chol and Kim Jong Sik and officials in the field of national defence science research. -0- (2016.09.06)

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