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, inspected a pursuit assault plane group under the Air and Anti-Aircraft Division in the western area.
He was accompanied by Ri Pyong Chol, vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, Army General Pak Jong Chon, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army, and senior officials of the WPK Central Committee.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was greeted on the spot by Kim Kwang Hyok, commander of the Air and Anti-Aircraft Force of the KPA, and commanding officers of the pursuit assault plane group.
The combat pilots were excited with honor, happiness and joy over the inspection by the Supreme Leader whom they always missed, picturing him even during their flight.
Kim Jong Un learned about the readiness for sortie of the fighters and the performance of duties of the airspace defence in the western area.
He expressed his great satisfaction over the fact that the pursuit assault plane group is reliably defending the territorial airspace in the western area of the country, while performing feats with a desire to repay the trust of the Party and the country. He advanced important tasks for further strengthening the combat capabilities of the group after praising their efforts.
He met the best pilots of the group to have a talk with them.
He repeatedly placed his great trust in them, saying that he entrusted the territorial airspace of the country to them. He appealed to the combat pilots to wage a vigorous struggle to possess higher combat aviation and combat power by further equipping themselves with the Juche-oriented tactics indicated by the Party and ratcheting up flight drills with a do-or-die readiness to dedicate their lives to the Party and country.
He watched the drill of the group together with his accompanying senior officials.
The pilots were on cloud nine to make combat navigation before the eyes of the Supreme Leader whom they have been eager to see.
After the commander of the KPA Air and Anti-Aircraft Force gave an order to make a sortie, combat pilots thundered into the sky.
First, they buzzed the command post, where the Supreme Leader was standing, to extend to him, who has made ceaseless guidance to the frontline for the security of the country and well-being of people, the greatest glory and salute of boundless loyalty cherished by service personnel of the KPA Air and Anti-Aircraft Force.
They then conducted a drill of chasing, picking up and downing air targets.
Watching the brave flight and combat activities made by combat pilots together with the senior officials, he clapped his hands to express his great satisfaction.
Through the drill, our Party’s reliable air fighters showed well that they are ready to make a sortie any moment when they received an order, and they, possessed of the spirit of devotedly defending the country and self-blasting spirit, clearly manifested their will to defend the territorial airspace by demonstrating their high abilities to perform duty, he said, adding that he was deeply moved to see the tireless efforts and devotion of pilots who always remain loyal to the order and call of the Party. He then asked for relaying his regards to all the combat pilots and service personnel of the group and their families.
The group was full of militant enthusiasm and surging spirit of a-match-for-a-hundred indefatigable fighters to boldly fight any formidable air pirates by steering planes, fully loaded with bombs instead of fuel for return flight, through any unfathomable clouds and flames once ordered by the Supreme Leader.
All the combat pilots and service personnel of the group made a firm determination to impregnably defend the Party Central Committee and the sacred territorial airspace of the country at the cost of their lives as the air fighters loyal to the Supreme Leader, extending the greetings of boundless gratitude to him who has always treasured and loved them and taken warm care of and guided them with trust and affection.