10:03Nuclear Counterattack Exercise in DPRK
Pyongyang, October 14 (RSTV)
The units of the Korean People's Army (KPA) for the operation of tactical nukes staged military drills from September 25 to October 9 in order to check and assess the war deterrent and nuclear counterattack capability of the country, which comes to be a severe warning to the enemies.
The military drills were carried out amid the ongoing dangerous military drills staged by large-scale combined naval forces, including U.S. carrier, Aegis destroyer and nuclear-powered submarine in the waters off the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S., based on an agreement to provide more intensive extended deterrence to south Korea against the DPRK's adoption of the law on the policy of state nuclear forces, brought the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan task force into the waters off the Korean Peninsula as the first demonstration on September 23 to stage joint naval drills with south Korea in the East Sea of Korea from September 26 to 29 and joint anti-submarine drills together with Japan and south Korea on September 30.
The U.S. dispatched again the nuclear carrier task force in the waters off the East Sea of Korea to stage combined missile defence exercise on October 6 and naval combined mobile exercise on Oct. 7 and 8, taking a regretful attitude further escalating the tension in the region while openly posing a military threat to the DPRK.
In this period, the so-called south Korean military chief let loose such unreasonable and provocative remarks as the "existence" of our power, baldly revealing his will for confrontation.
Under such inevitable circumstances, the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), after discussing the politico-military situation prevailing on the Korean Peninsula and its future in the latter half of September, decided to organize military drills under the simulation of an actual war at different levels in order to check and improve the reliability and combat power of our state war deterrence and send a strong military reaction warning to the enemies.
Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and Chairman of its Central Military Commission, guided the military drills on the spot.
Members of the Party Central Military Commission observed the drills.
There took place a ballistic missile launching drill under the simulation of loading tactical nuclear warheads at a silo under a reservoir in the northwestern part of the DPRK at dawn of September 25.
The drill was aimed at confirming the order of taking tactical nuclear warheads out and transporting them and of managing them in a rapid and safe way at the time of operation, checking the reliability of the overall management system, making the units acquire launching capabilities of the ballistic missile at the underwater silos and inspecting their rapid response posture.
The tactical ballistic missile flied in the air above the set target of the East Sea of Korea along the appointed orbit, and the reliability of warhead exploding was clearly proved at the set altitude.
Through the drill, the orientation of building a planned silo beneath the reservoir was confirmed.
At the ballistic missile launching drill simulating the loading of tactical nuclear warheads which was staged on September 28 for the purpose of neutralizing the airports in the operation zones of south Korea, the stability of overall system related with the operation of warheads was proved. Various types of tactical ballistic missiles that were launched on September 29 and October 1 hit the set targets with the combination of air explosion and direct precision and dispersion strike, proving the accuracy and might of our weapon systems.
In order to cope with the unstable situation of the Korean Peninsula, the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea adopted a decision to send more powerful and clear warning to the enemies on October 4 and took a measure to hit the set water area in the Pacific 4 500 kilometers across the Japanese Islands with new-type ground-to-ground intermediate-range ballistic missile.
There took place a joint striking drill of KPA long-range artillery sub-units on the western front and flying corps in the western part of the country on Oct. 6.
In the drill, the flying corps discharged the missions of striking an islet, which was supposed to be the enemy's military base, with air-to-surface medium-range guided bombs and cruise missiles, and the missions of close raids and bombing flights. And then the long-range artillery sub-units on the front struck the islet in due order.
Through the drill, the front artillerymen and combat pilots' preparedness for taking part in operation and combat abilities were strictly inspected without notice. As a result, the accuracy of the state of preparedness for operation to cope with an emergency and the high actual war capacity were clearly proved.
Now that the combined forces' naval forces, including a carrier of the U.S. Navy redeployed in the East Sea of Korea are staging the naval combined maneuvers, the KPA Air Force on Oct. 8, carried out a large-scale combined air-attack drill during which more than 150 fighter planes of different missions took off simultaneously for the first time in history.
The aim of the drill was to evaluate the abilities of combat pilots of all the air divisions and regiments to strike a ground target and wage an air battle. It was also to reconfirm the scale, procedure, ways and tactics of air strikes against various operational targets, get practiced in air command and improve every unit's ability of discharging a combined operation. Through the test-firing of new-type air weapon systems, their reliability was proved.
Then, that evening, long-range artillery sub-units in the eastern sector of the front waged a large-scale drill of intensively striking a target assumed to be the enemy's operational airfield, and the ability of rapid counteraction in the chosen battle situation, military power and combat efficiency of weapon systems was reconfirmed.
The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un highly praised the reliable artillerymen and combat pilots for fully displaying the excellent actual war capacity they steadily improved in the days of enhancing the combat power and bravery and patriotism peculiar to the KPA. And he expressed his satisfaction over the fact that they are fully prepared ideologically, morally, militarily and technologically so that they can positively and properly cope with a sudden actual war.
Noting that in the steadily-deteriorating military situation in the vicinity of our state, the more rapid and proper war preparedness and the improved military counteraction ability present themselves before our revolution as an essential demand, he underlined the need for all the service personnel to be more fully ready for action in a high alert posture at all times.
Calling on all the service personnel to more firmly arm themselves with the thoroughgoing view of principal enemy and Juche-based view of war and defend as firm as a rock the frontline of the country and its sovereignty with matchless military strength, he had a significant photo session with the soldiers who participated in the drills.
All the service personnel are making solemn resolution to perfectly implement the Party's military policy by successfully discharging any combat mission with redoubled efforts to strengthen the combat strength, mindful of the sacred mission of defending the country, under the touch-and-go situation.
At dawn of October 6, the striking drills of super-large multiple rocket launchers and tactical ballistic missiles for verifying the might of functional warheads were conducted in simulation of striking the enemies' main military command facilities, and the firing drill of the super-large multiple rocket launchers was waged in simulating the strike of the enemies' main ports at dawn of October 9.
Through seven times of launching drills of the tactical nuclear operation units, the actuality of the nuclear combat forces of our state and their militant effectiveness and actual war capabilities, which are fully ready to hit and wipe out the set objects at the intended places in the set time, were displayed to the full.
The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un highly appreciated that our nuclear combat forces holding an important mission of war deterrent maintain high alert of rapid and correct operation reaction capabilities and nuclear response posture in unexpected situation at any time.
He said that he was more firmly convinced that he can entrust the paramount military duty of deterring war and holding the initiative in the war to any tactical nuclear operation units through the drills for an actual war. This is the verification of the operation posture of our war deterrent and, at the same time, an occasion that proved the reliability of the thorough preparedness of the state nuclear defence posture, and an obvious warning and clear demonstration of informing the enemies of our nuclear response posture and nuclear attack capabilities, he added.
He said that the busy military moves of the enemies are being focused at this time, too, and such the U.S. and the south Korean regime's steady, intentional and irresponsible acts of escalating the tension will only invite our greater reaction, and we are always and strictly watching the situation crisis.
Saying that the enemies have still talked about dialogue and negotiation while posing military threats to us, but we have no content for dialogue with the enemies and felt no necessity to do so, he stated that, above all, we should send, with more powerful and resolute will and action, a clearer signal to the enemies escalating the regional situation by involving the huge armed forces at any time.
He added that we would sharply watch the instable security circumstance on the Korean Peninsula and all military moves of the enemies which cannot be overlooked and strongly take all military countermeasures if necessary.
He expressed belief and conviction that the nuclear combat forces of the DPRK would maintain their strongest nuclear response posture and further strengthen it in every way, well aware of the important duty of defending the dignity, sovereignty and right to existence of our state.
The respected Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, met and congratulated on October 9 the combat pilots who fully demonstrated the invincible stamina of the revolutionary army of the Party and defended the authority of the Party Central Committee in the large-scale combined air strike drill.
The gallant combat pilots showed the might of the people's air force and creditably carried out the Party's order of training by displaying the matchless bravery and indomitable fighting spirit in the large-scale air attack combined drill unprecedented in the army-building history which was held with a blitz under the Party's operational plan.
They were full of great happiness and delight of entering the courtyard of the Party Central Committee like a dream after receiving the sudden call of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un.
The moment Kim Jong Un appeared, all the combat pilots raised stormy cheers of "Hurrah!", paying the highest tribute to the invincible illustrious commander who is fully demonstrating to the whole world the absolute dignity and national prestige of the powerful DPRK with his brilliant military idea, outstanding commanding art and steel-strong courage and grit.
Warmly waving back to the enthusiastically cheering pilots, he highly praised the brilliant military merits of them who displayed peerless valor during the simultaneous flights under the order of the Party Central Committee with a "do-or-die" spirit to dedicate their all to the Party and the leader and their beloved country.
Saying that the buzzing sounds of the brave flying corps shaking the territorial air of the country to annihilate the enemy will be recorded in the history of the country as they are a striking demonstration of the combat power of the Air Force of the Korean People's Army defending the Party and the revolution impregnably as the most bright star for safeguarding the country, he expressed his conviction that the combat pilots will more fully display the admirable fighting spirit and stamina peculiar to our air force that has flew invariably along the air route of loyalty while leaving an annual ring of victory and glory along with the foundation of our Party and will fulfill their sacred mission of defending the country. Then he had a significant photo season with them.
The combat pilots loudly shouted the slogans of loyalty full of their will to dash first into the citadel of the enemy at a stroke like the storm and lightning of Paektu in the days of decisive battle and sound the stirring explosion for victory of the great Korea of Kim Jong Un, bearing deep in mind his great love and trust.
A test-fire of long-range strategic cruise missiles was successfully conducted on October 12 amid powerful practical measures being taken to signally bolster up the national war deterrent as required by the prevailing situation and revolution.
Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, guided the test-fire of the long-range strategic cruise missiles on the spot.
Members of the Party Central Military Commission watched the test-fire.
The test-fire was aimed at further enhancing the combat efficiency and might of the long-range strategic cruise missiles deployed at the units of the Korean People's Army for the operation of tactical nukes and reconfirming the reliability and technical safety of the overall operational application system.
Two long-range strategic cruise missiles flew for 10 234 s along an oval and pattern-8 flight orbits in the sky above the West Sea of Korea and clearly hit the target 2 000 km away.
The successful test-fire clearly proved the correctness, technical advantages and actual war efficiency of the overall weapon system.
Expressing great satisfaction over the result of the test-fire, the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un highly appreciated the high reaction capabilities of our nuclear combat forces which proved again their full preparedness for actual war to bring the enemies under their control at a blow through the unconditional, mobile, precise and powerful counterstrike by any weapon system.
Stressing again that the test-fire is our another clear warning to the enemies and the practical verification and clear demonstration of the absolute reliability and combat capacity of our state's war deterrent, Kim Jong Un added that we should continue to expand the operational sphere of the nuclear strategic armed forces to resolutely deter any crucial military crisis and war crisis at any time and completely take the initiative in it.
Saying that to steadily bolster up the national defence capabilities is our consistent and invariable revolutionary policy and keynote of struggle which can never be delayed and should neither be postponed in order to defend the dignity and sovereignty of the country and its right to existence, Kim Jong Un stressed that we should focus all efforts on the endless and accelerating development of the national nuclear combat armed forces.
Expressing expectation and conviction that the nuclear combat armed forces of the Republic would perfect the military preparedness more correctly and confidently, Kim Jong Un had a significant photo session with the members who contributed to the successful test-fire.
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