DPRK Test-Fires Tactical Ballistic Missile Using New Navigation System

DPRK Test-Fires Tactical Ballistic Missile Using New Navigation System

PYONGYANG, May 18 (NNN-KCNA) – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted test fire of a tactical ballistic missile, using a new autonomous navigation system, in its eastern waters yesterday, it is reported today.

The accuracy and reliability of the autonomous navigation system were verified through the test fire, the report said.

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the DPRK, oversaw the test fire and expressed his satisfaction over the military strategic value, as a result of the independent development and successful introduction of the autonomous navigation system, the report said.

Also yesterday, Kim visited a defence industrial complex, responsible for the production of major weapons and equipment, during which, he learned about the technologies of newly updated weapons and equipment, and expressed his pleasure with “the remarkable progress” made by the enterprise, according to another dispatch.

Noting that the security risks posed by enemy forces, with their reckless military confrontation moves, have made the DPRK more strictly aware of the necessity of bolstering its nuclear war deterrent, the top leader stressed the need to continue to expedite efforts, for building up the country’s nuclear force “without halt or hesitation,” the report said.– NNN-KCNA  


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