Kim Jong Un watches combat flight contest-2019

Kim Jong Un at combat flight contest-2019, November 2019
(Photo Credit KCNA)

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, watched "the combat flight contest-2019 of the flight commanding officers of the Air and Anti-Aircraft Force of the Korean People's Army."

When Supreme Leader of the Party, state and armed forces Kim Jong Un came to Wonsan Kalma Airport, the venue, all the participants and the spectators broke into thunderous cheers of "hurrah!"

The commander of the Air and Anti-Aircraft Force of the KPA made an opening speech.

The contest, being divided into division commander group, pursuit plane regiment commander group and light plane regiment commander group, were held by way of letting all the aircrafts equipped with maximum armament conduct bombing flight and firing flight under the command of the formation flight by the flight commanding officers.

The flight commanding officers and the combat pilots fully demonstrated the invincible might of Kim Jong Un's flying corps by displaying the aviation they have trained during the ordinary days.

Whenever the flight commanding officers and the combat pilots showed admirable aviation with brave and flexible art of control, the Supreme Leader warmly acknowledged them, giving encouragement.

He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that the flight commanding officers and combat pilots took an active part in the contest and held enthusiastic contest, showing high aviation.

Our pilots have to try to fight the enemies armed to the teeth with great idea and tactics under any circumstances, the Supreme Leader said, adding that the result of the fight is not decided by the combat specification of arms and equipment but by for what and with what idea the fight is fought. He stressed that however loudly the enemies may brag about their technological advantages, they can never overwhelm the politico-ideological and combat and moral advantages of our service personnel.

The Supreme Leader underscored the need for all the pilots to get fully versed in the Juche-based air tactics and be fully ready for effectively applying them to operations and battles, adding that it is important for all the pilots to possess high level of aviation, bombing skill and marksmanship by systematically conducting flight drills on a normal basis under the simulated conditions of an actual war in the severest condition.

He indicated the orientation as regards the development of the air force weaponry of our own style to contain the armed forces of the enemy boasting of the technical advantages of their aircrafts, giving vital instructions in developing the Juche-based air force.

He congratulated the flight commanding officers who took part in the contest on their successes and had a photo session with them.

Among the spectators were leading officials of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

(KCNA - November 16, 2019)

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