Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, guided a tactical rocket firing drill of the KPA Strategic Force.
He was greeted by Col. General of the Strategic Force Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the KPA Strategic Force, and other commanding officers on the spot.
He mounted an observation post and heard a report on the plan for the rocket firing drill.
The drill was staged by way of launching precision guided missiles and firing rockets with dispersion effect for striking individual and group targets of the enemy.
He gave an order for firing tactical rockets.
The moment ballistic rockets soared into the sky with thunderous roar.
The drill was smoothly conducted on the basis of a scientific calculation of the whole course of the rocket firing and the scrupulous security check and search for flight orbit and targeted waters. It had no slight impact not only on the regional peace and security but on international navigation order and ecological environment.
He expressed great satisfaction over the successful firing of tactical rockets and had a photo taken with the service personnel of the strategic force who participated in the drill.
He said that the peaceful environment dearest to the DPRK people can neither be provided by someone nor can be bartered for anything, adding that as durable peace can be protected only when one is so strong that nobody dares provoke one and it can be guaranteed by one’s own strength, it is necessary to put the biggest spurs to bolstering up the self-defensive deterrent of the KPA in every way to protect the security and peace of the country and firmly defend the gains of the revolution.
He underscored the need to round off the combat readiness of the strategic force so that no aggressors may recklessly dare threaten and infringe upon the cause, sovereignty and vital rights of the DPRK and to further develop and perfect Juche-oriented rocket science and technology and firing methods.
He expressed great expectation and belief that the service personnel of the strategic force would keep themselves fully ready to fire the highly effective ballistic rockets any moment on high alert as required by the prevailing situation and the developing revolution and thus foil the reckless acts of the U.S. imperialists and their followers who are steeped in evil repugnancy and pursue inveterate hostile policy toward the DPRK and provide a firm guarantee for the building of a thriving socialist nation.
He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA.