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Saturday, August 03, 2019, 18:52
DPRK's Kim Jong-un inspects new rocket system again
By Xinhua
Saturday, August 03, 2019, 18:52 By Xinhua

In this image made from video of a still image broadcasted by the DPRK's KRT on Aug 1, 2019, DPRK leader Kim Jong-un, equipped with binoculars, supervises a rocket launch test. (KRT via AP Video)

SEOUL - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's leader Kim Jong-un again guided the test-firing of "a newly-developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system" on Friday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday.

The test-firing came days after the North's first test firing of the new rocket system on Wednesday.

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The report said Kim guided the test-firing at the observation post "early in the Friday morning," without mentioning the site where the test-firing took place.

The test-firing "satisfactorily confirmed the altitude control level flight performance, track changing capability, accuracy of hitting a target and warhead explosion power of the guided ordnance rocket," said KCNA.

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According to the report, Kim expressed "great satisfaction" with the result of the test-firing, saying that "another Juche-oriented weapon planned and so desired by the Party has been made."

Kim also guided the test-firing of the weapon system on Wednesday, when he emphasized that the system has "a great strategic significance" for boosting the combat capability of the country's army.

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