Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) — 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 (KPA), guided a firing contest among multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) batteries selected from large combined units of the KPA.
The Supreme Commander was briefed on the mode and method of the contest at an observation post and issued an order to start the contest.
He underscored the need to conduct the training of artillery units under the simulated conditions of an actual battle in order to prepare all gunners to be capable of hitting targets anytime, saying that he could easily learn that their training was highly intensified under the worst conditions.
When the order to fire was given, all the gunners in the contest opened fire with a will to reduce the enemy’s post to ashes at a strike.
Kim Jong Un expressed his satisfaction over the fact that all targets were hit properly, saying that the gunners are very excellent at firing and all of them are snipers.
He gave a high appreciation of the successful contest.
He said the contest proved once again that if the gunners make it a rule to conduct trainings under the simulated conditions of an actual war in order to move quickly in conformity with any changing situation and their combat mission and ensure precision predicting and adjusted fire, with main stress put on raising the hit rate, they will display telling shots any time in any place.
He gave important instructions for bolstering up the artillery.
Noting that this year began and ends with the sound of gunfire, he called on the commanding officers and gunners to intensify the training day and night, true to the intention of the Party channeling big efforts into rounding off the artillery combat readiness and thus pave the way for southward advance and provide the victory of war with bull’s-eye strikes.
In the contest, the first place was taken by battery under the 8th Corps, the second place by battery under the 3rd Corps and the third place by battery under the 7th Corps.
Crack-shot certificates, medals and badges were awarded to the successful MLRS batteries under the 8th, 3rd, 7th, 10th and 9th Corps of the KPA.
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