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Thursday, April 18, 2019, 14:17
KCNA: Kim supervises test of new tactical guided weapon
By Xinhua
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 14:17 By Xinhua

This picture taken on Feb 8, 2019 and released from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows DPRK's leader Kim Jong-un delivering a speech during his visit at the Ministry of People's Armed Forces for the 71st founding anniversary of the Korean People's army in Pyongyang. (PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

PYONGYANG - Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, supervised the test-fire of a new tactical guided weapon, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Thursday.

Kim "supervised and guided a test-fire of a new-type tactical guided weapon conducted by the Academy of Defense Science on Wednesday," the KCNA reported.

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The design indexes of the weapon, with advantages of "the peculiar mode of guiding flight and the load of a powerful warhead," were "perfectly verified at the test-fire conducted in various modes of firing at different targets," according to the report, giving no details of the weapon.

"Tactical" implies a short distance weapon instead of a long-range ballistic missile in military battles.

According to the report, Kim described the development as "an event of very weighty significance in increasing the combat power of the People's Army," saying that the scientists and workers have done a great job in increasing the country's capabilities of national defense.

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On Tuesday, Kim guided a flight drill of the Air and Anti-Aircraft Force of DPRK's army, the KCNA reported. 

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