Monday, August 3, 2020

North Korea conducts largest-ever artillery firing drill

Recommended

South Korean Air Force releases video showing F-35 striking North Korea’s latest missile system

The Republic of Korea Air Force,  an aerial warfare service branch of South Korea, has released a new advertising video showing F-35A stealth fighter...

North Korea threatens to “destroy” South’s F-35 stealth fighter jets

North Korea’s state media has reported on Thursday that country to develop and test "special armaments" to destroy the new South Korea’s F-35 stealth...

North Korea launches ballistic missile similar to Russian Iskander

North Korea has conducted the first test-firing of an indigenously developed ballistic missile system that looks like Russian-made Iskander-E short-range ballistic missile. According to a...

North Korea parades long-range anti-tank missile carrier

On 9 September, North Korean military displayed a new long-range anti-tank missile carrier at a military parade to mark its 70th anniversary. Shown for the first time were...

South Korea to stop loudspeakers blasting propaganda across its border

South Korea announced Monday that it has stopped propaganda broadcasts over the border ahead of inter-Korean summit talks this week, saying it's expected to...

North Korea has staged its largest-ever artillery firing drill to mark the anniversary of the founding of its military, according to reports.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said the drill, celebrating 85 years since the North’s army was created, took place near the eastern port city of Wonsan. Dictator Kim Jong-un was presumed to have taken part, it said.

More than 300 large-caliber self-propelled guns were mobilized, state media said, as well as submarines armed with torpedoes and fighter jets.


- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

“The combined fire demonstration of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) services in celebration of its 85th founding anniversary was staged on the largest-ever scale since the foundation of the armed forces,” KCNA reported in a Korean dispatch.

North Korea’s state media was defiant in a commentary marking the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People’s Army, saying its military was prepared “to bring to closure the history of US scheming and nuclear blackmail”.

“There is no limit to the strike power of the People’s Army armed with our style of cutting-edge military equipment including various precision and miniaturised nuclear weapons and submarine-launched ballistic missiles,” the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in a front-page editorial.

It is believed the North has a large number of artillery pieces trained permanently on Seoul.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

Recommended

South Korean Air Force releases video showing F-35 striking North Korea’s latest missile system

The Republic of Korea Air Force,  an aerial warfare service branch of South Korea, has released a new advertising video showing F-35A stealth fighter...

North Korea threatens to “destroy” South’s F-35 stealth fighter jets

North Korea’s state media has reported on Thursday that country to develop and test "special armaments" to destroy the new South Korea’s F-35 stealth...

North Korea launches ballistic missile similar to Russian Iskander

North Korea has conducted the first test-firing of an indigenously developed ballistic missile system that looks like Russian-made Iskander-E short-range ballistic missile. According to a...

North Korea parades long-range anti-tank missile carrier

On 9 September, North Korean military displayed a new long-range anti-tank missile carrier at a military parade to mark its 70th anniversary. Shown for the first time were...

South Korea to stop loudspeakers blasting propaganda across its border

South Korea announced Monday that it has stopped propaganda broadcasts over the border ahead of inter-Korean summit talks this week, saying it's expected to...

TRENDING NOW

Related News

South Korea conducts test launch of new ballistic missile

South Korea's Agency for Defense Development has reportedly conducted a new test of the latest ballistic missile, known as the Hyunmoo-4. Some sources reported that the Agency...

U.S. Marine Corps 4th Tanks Battalion deactivates after 77 years

Dozens of Marines gathered to pay homage with their families and say goodbye to 4th Tanks Battalion as they officially completed their sundown after...

New Zealand Defense Force begins testing electric utility bike

New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) Soldiers have begun testing electric utility bike developed by the UBCO. According to a company news release, the NZDF is...

Raytheon, Lockheed Martin awarded $47 million Javelin contract modification

The joint venture of Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $47 million U.S. Army contract modification for full-rate production of...