Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and first chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK, guided an actual drill between KPA Large Combined Unit 526 and KPA Combined Unit 478.
He was greeted at the drill ground by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, Army General Hyon Yong Chol, minister of the People’s Armed Forces, Army General Ri Yong Gil, chief of the KPA General Staff, and Army General Pyon In Son, first vice-chief of the General Staff and director of the Operation Bureau of the KPA.
Watching the drill were commanders of the services of the KPA, corps commanders, division commanders, brigade commanders and teachers of military universities at all levels.
Kim Jong Un received a report on the plan of the drill at the observation post and guided the drill.
Combatants of Light Infantry Unit of Combined Unit 478 of the KPA put under control the defense lines at a lightning speed through a bold attack in order to overcome various obstacles laid by engineering units of Large Combined Unit 526 of the KPA and pave the way for mechanized units. Then units supporting the advancing forces conducted combat actions to destroy different kinds of obstacles.
“Helicopters” which had flown to check the advance of mechanized units were destroyed to pieces by precision strikes of shoulder-fired rockets and various type self-propelled artillery pieces of Combined Unit 478 of the KPA blew up targets by volley firing.
As the drill was over, Kim Jong Un analyzed the merits and demerits in the drill and set forth highly important tasks which would serve as guidelines for developing the KPA into the invincible revolutionary armed forces by intensifying the training just as the anti-Japanese guerillas did in Mt. Paektu.
Noting that the drill staged this time is of weighty significance in implementing the party’s military and strategic policy, he instructed the KPA to frequently organize such drill as the commanding officers and staff officers have to use their brains a lot when similar actual drills are staged between the two sides.
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, and O Il Jong, department director of the C.C., the WPK.