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Chairman of Central Military Commission of WPK Kim Jong Un guides striking drills of artillery units and flying corps
  Striking drills of long-range artillery units on the front and flying corps of the Air Force of the Korean People's Army were held on October 6 and 8 according to the decision of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea on organizing and staging military exercises for neutralizing the enemy's provocation to cope with the grave situation of the Korean peninsula.
  The respected Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the WPK and Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, guided the military exercises on the spot.
  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.
  Kim Jong Un highly praised the reliable artillerymen and combat pilots who fully displayed the excellent war capacity they have developed constantly in the days of strengthening combat efficiency and the bravery and patriotism peculiar to the KPA. He expressed satisfaction over the fact that they have been fully prepared ideologically and mentally and in military technique to positively and correctly cope with the unexpected war 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.
  Kim Jong Un had a photo session with the participants in the drills, calling on all officers and men to arm themselves more firmly with the transparent view of the principal enemy and the Juche-oriented outlook on the war and impregnably defend the forefront of the country and our sovereignty with invincible military power.