The exercises were watched by members of the Central Military Commission of the Party.
A joint striking drill of the long-range artillery units of the KPA in the western sector of the front and the flying corps of the Air Force in the western region was held on October 6.
It was staged in the way of mounting medium-range air-to-ground guided bomb and cruise missile attack and making various forms of close assault and bombing raid on an island simulating the military base of the enemy by the flying corps and then sequential strike by the long-range artillery units on the front.
The drill suddenly and strictly checked the preparedness for operations and fighting efficiency of the artillerymen on the front and combat pilots and as a result, clearly proved the correctness of the operational readiness for coping with contingency and the high level of actual war capacity.
A large-scale combined air strike drill of the Air Force of the KPA was held on October 8, involving more than 150 fighters of all kinds at once for the first time in history under the situation that joint manoeuvres were staged by the navy of the allied forces including a US aircraft carrier which had entered the East Sea of Korea again.
The drill was aimed at judging the ground target striking and air fighting capacity of the combat pilots of the Air Force divisions and regiments, reconfirming the scale, procedures, methods and tactics of raid according to operational targets, practising flight command and increasing the capability for carrying out joint operation between units. It verified the reliability of new-type air weapon systems through their test-firing.
That night, a large-scale drill of the long-range artillery units in the eastern sector of the front was staged for making an intensive strike at the simulated operational airport of the enemy. The drill proved once again their rapid response capacity and military might and the performance of weapon systems under the presented combat situation.
He said it is an essential demand of the Korean revolution to strengthen more rapid and thorough war preparedness and military response capability in consideration of the military situation ever worsening around our state. He stressed that the service personnel of the People's Army should make full preparations for action, maintaining sharp vigilance all the time.