North Korea holds regular long-range artillery exercises
SEOUL, (BM) – On Monday, DPRK leader Kim Jong-un led the long-range artillery exercises of the Korean People’s Army, the North Korean Central Telegraph Agency (CTC) reports, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Earlier, the Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea reported that the DPRK on Monday morning launched several types of short-range missiles towards the Sea of Japan from the area of Sondok airport in Hamgyon-namdo province.
The military of the Republic of Kazakhstan suggested that the launches were a continuation of the joint strike exercises held on February 28 and March 2. This time, the maximum range of the DPRK missiles was about 200 kilometers, altitude about 50 kilometers.
“The next exercises on delivering a fire strike were carried out in order to test the ability of the front-line long-range artillery units to be able to launch a surprise military counterattack,” the TsTAK said in a statement.
Kim Jong-un “expressed great satisfaction with the results of the exercises and praised highly for the full operational and mobilization readiness of the long-range long-range artillery units,” the agency adds.
The DPRK leader noted that it is necessary to further strengthen the training of artillerymen and that “the power of artillery is the power of the DPRK army.”
North Korea conducted its first missile launch in 2020 on March 2 from a region near the port of Wonsan. The range of missiles was about 240 kilometers, altitude about 35 kilometers.
North Korea later stated that the launches had taken place during the long-range artillery exercises as part of the combined military exercises on February 28th.
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