Apr. 2, Juche 105 (2016) Saturday
Kim Jong Un Guides Test of New-type AA Guided Weapon System
Kim Jong Un praised the joint work of technicians, scientists and the military, which allowed to successfully carry out the test.
Under his observation, AA rockets were fired to accurately hit mock enemy aerial targets.
The test verified that the performance of the new-type AA guided weapon system is perfect in the light of the latest military sci-tech requirements.
He expressed great satisfaction over the successful test, terming the success another striking demonstration of the validity of the Party's policy of attaching importance to science and technology of national defence and the rapidly growing defence capability of the DPRK.
North Korea has allocated 15.8 percent from the 2016 state budget for defense purposes, state-run media reported on Thursday. North Korea's state budget saw a 5.6-percent raise compared to 2015, mainly due to increased funding plans on the needs of industry, science, technology and education, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper said.
Rodong News Team
North Korea first unveiled the Ponghae-5 SAM system during a military parade to mark the 65th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party in October 2010. Experts presume that it is a copy of Russia's surface-to-air missile, S-300.
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