Kim Jong Un Watches Firing Contest of AA Artillery Personnel
Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, watched a firing contest of AA artillery personnel.
The contest brought together AA artillery companies under the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force, KPA Large Combined Units 963 and 526 and companies composed of instructors and cadets of the AA Artillery Academy.
Standings of the contest were decided by the number of hits each company made by firing artillery pieces of different calibers at moving air, ground and naval targets in the order decided by lottery.
After receiving a report on the form and method of the contest at an observation post, Kim Jong Un gave an order to start it.
Then artillery pieces opened fire.
The AA Artillery Academy came first in the contest.
Praising the instructors and cadets of the academy, an icon unit and model unit to be proud of for distinguishing themselves in all aspects, Kim Jong Un called and met them and had a photo taken with them. Noting that he made sure that instructors of the academy took part in the contest, in particular, he said it was because when the instructors of military academies are fully prepared not only in theory but also in practice, they can train their cadets to be stalwart officers.
He expressed satisfaction over the success made by the contest amid the high enthusiasm of its participants.
Stressing the need for the KPA to map out a plan for making good use of AA artillery pieces in the future, he called for steadily improving education and drill methods in order to thoroughly implement the policy set forth by the Party for developing the KPA into an army with superb tactics and turning all the branches of its arms into strong ones.
He underlined the need to conduct drills under the simulated conditions of an actual war, put them on a scientific and modern basis and frequently organize contests among units and sub-units in order to train all the soldiers to be master gunners capable of hitting any target without fail in any conditions and circumstances.
Stressing once again that drills are essential for bolstering up military capability, he indicated tasks to be fulfilled to round off the combat readiness of the KPA and increase its combat power in every way.
Kim Jong Un Has Photo Session with Participants of 1st Reconnoitering Officers' Conference
Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, had a photo session with the participants of the 1st Reconnoitering Officers' Conference.
He highly praised the reconnoitering and intelligence officers and combatants of the KPA for dedicating their youth, families and lives to defending the most difficult and dangerous reconnoitering and intelligence front assigned by the party and leaving their praiseworthy traces on it.
Noting that the reconnoitering and intelligence officers and combatants who are devoting all their wisdom and enthusiasm without looking for any honor and appreciation are the staunch revolutionaries and genuine roots of the party, he stressed that the feats performed by them in reliably defending the socialist motherland would be always remembered by the party, the country and the people.
The 1st Reconnoitering Officers' Conference of the KPA marked an important occasion in bringing about a turning phase of preserving and eternally glorifying the immortal exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il in the field of the reconnoitering and intelligence service and improving and strengthening the reconnoitering and intelligence service as required by the tense situation, he said. Congratulating the participants on the successful conference, he had a photo session with them.
He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, Pak Yong Sik, Ri Yong Gil, Ryom Chol Song, Kim Yong Chol and Kim Rak Jun.