North Korean government officials with knowledge of the drill reported to CNN that it was the largest ever drill conducted by the country’s military and involved 300 artillery guns
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gave the order to start the demonstration, where the large-caliber self-propelled guns lined up along the coast opened fire, state news agency KCNA reported Wednesday.
Kim Jong-un supervised the exercises, which saw artillery units, navy and airforce vehicles taking part, and involved submarines firing torpedos, KCNA said.
“The brave artillerymen mercilessly and satisfactorily hit the targets and the gunshots were very correct, he said, adding that they showed well the volley of gunfire of our a-match-for-a-hundred artillery force giving merciless punishment to the hostile forces,” KCNA added.
“Meanwhile South Korea and the US held their own joint live firing drill at the Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, 50 miles northeast of the capital city of Seoul.
Helicopter gunships, troops, tanks and an array of firepower unleashed its devastating power.
But rather than providing a spectacular show of power, this exercise could end up being a dress rehearsal for a showdown with Kim Jong-un’s forces in a highly destructive Korean War 2.” Continue to article and images