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Kim Jong-un Supervises Test of New Anti-Aircraft Weapon System

SEOUL – The leader of North Korea supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system and ordered its mass production in order to deploy it throughout the country, North Korean news agency KCNA reported Sunday.

After observing the “successful test” by the Academy of National Defense Science, Kim Jong-un emphasized the perfection of the guided system and praised the improvements in strike accuracy and in detecting and tracking objects, the agency said, without specifying the date of the test.

The North Korean leader also supervised the test of an anti-aircraft guided weapon system in April 2016.

“This weapon system, whose operation capability has been thoroughly verified, should be mass-produced to deploy in all over the country like forests so as to completely spoil the enemy’s wild dream to command the air, boasting of air supremacy and weapon almighty,” Kim declared at the recent test.

The leader was accompanied by other prominent figures of the regime including Kim’s “number 2” Hwang Pyong-so, and the first deputy chief of the General Staff and director of the General Operations Bureau of the Korean People’s Army, Ri Yong-gil, according to KCNA.

The latest weapons test comes at a time of escalated tensions in the region owing to repeated tests by the North Korean regime.

The tensions have also led to a war of words with the United States, which has hinted at possible pre-emptive strikes.

The Kim regime conducted its last missile test on May 21, barely a week after Pyongyang launched the Hwasong 12, a new medium range missile that indicates significant progress made by the Kim regime in developing an intercontinental missile with a nuclear warhead capable of reaching US territory.

 

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