Kim Jong Un provided field guidance to the fire drill of ballistic rockets by Hwasong artillery units of the KPA Strategic Force.

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.

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. 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.



Provided by: Rodong Sinmun