Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Guidance to Test-fire of New Ground-to-Sea Cruise Rocket
Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, supervised a test-fire of a new-type ground-to-sea cruise rocket developed by the Academy of National Defence Science.

This new-type cruise rocket is a powerful attack means capable of striking from the ground at will any enemy group of battleships attempting at military attack on the DPRK.

The test-fire was aimed at confirming its tactical and engineering data and technical specifications and verifying the combat application efficiency of overall weapon system, including the rocket and caterpillar self-propelled launching pad vehicle.

At the observation post, Kim Jong Un learned about the tactical and engineering data of the rocket and ordered the start of its test-fire.

The launched cruise rockets accurately detected and hit the floating targets on the East Sea of Korea after making circular flights.

The test-fire verified such specifications as separation of rocket from the tube of caterpillar self-propelled launching pad vehicle, start-up of engines and rapid admission into zero-feet flight. And it examined the flying safety under the zero-feet long-distance cruise flight system, mobility in various flying courses, accuracy of target sensing and guidance by the complex guided head, identification ability and sharp transition to altitude at the time of advance into the target.

During the launching preparation process, such specifications were also examined and confirmed as the mobility and entry into combatant position of the newly-developed caterpillar self-propelled launching pad vehicle, rapid firing preparation and reliability of operation of the launching and controlling systems.

Kim Jong Un highly appreciated the officials, scientists and technicians of the academy for having successfully developed and test-fired the new-type ground-to-sea cruise rocket to which the Party attaches importance.

Accompanying him were Hwang Pyong So, Ri Pyong Chol, Ri Yong Gil, Kim Jong Sik and Jong Sung Il.


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