Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un guided the Korean People's Army Tank Crews' Competition-2017.
The competition brought together tank crews selected from large combined units.
It was to be held in such a way that tanks start in the order set by lot and their crews fire at moving and fixed targets while overcoming eight obstacles lying in the 3.6 km-long course and the standing is decided by points gained in driving and target hitting.
Kim Jong Un ordered the start of the competition after hearing about its plan at an observation post.
Watching rumbling tanks overcome various obstacles at a go, he said that the performance of tanks was excellent. It was marvellous to see the tanks crossing even a steep hill at the maxim speed, he noted, adding tanks represent a symbol of the KPA and they are like iron fists.
Tankmen of the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su Guards 105th Tank Division won the competition.
The competition clearly showed that the KPA tank crews are fully prepared to be stalwart fighters capable of independently and skilfully carrying out any combat tasks in the operational areas for liberating the southern part of the country, he said.
He gave the KPA tank units and subunits instructions to round off their combat preparations.
He met and had talks with the tank crews who participated in the competition.
Highly appreciating the winner of the competition as the example for the whole army in the first round of the combat and political drills in the new year, he expressed belief that all the tank crews would rush, sweeping away everything in their way, and destroy the enemy positions with their tanks once a war breaks out. Then he had a photo session with them.