August 09, 2020
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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un sees combat flight contest-2019

Date: 16/11/2019 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK 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 Kim Jong Un came to the contest venue of Wonsan Kalma Airport, all the participants and the spectators broke into thunderous cheers.

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

Divided into the groups of division commanders, pursuit plane regiment commanders and light plane regiment commanders, the contest was held by way of making flights of bombing and firing at targets with all the aircraft equipped with maximum armament as flight commanding officers commanded formations.

The commanding officers and the combat pilots fully demonstrated the invincible might of Kim Jong Un's flying corps as they showed off the aviation they had polished in ordinary days.

Whenever they displayed admirable aviation with brave and flexible art of control, the Supreme Leader warmly acknowledged and encouraged them.

He expressed great satisfaction with their active and enthusiastic participation in the contest and remarkable flight skills.

Our pilots must think of fighting with the enemies armed to the teeth just with the great ideology and tactics, he said, adding that the result of the fight is not decided by the combat specification of military equipment but by the idea and purpose of the fighters. However loudly the enemies may brag about their technological edge, they can never overwhelm the politico-ideological and combat and moral superiority of our KPA service personnel, he noted.

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

He indicated the orientation of the development of the air force weaponry of our own style geared to containing the air force of the enemy boasting of the technical advantages of their aircraft as he assigned crucial tasks to be tackled in developing the Juche-oriented air force.

He congratulated the flight commanding officers who took part in the contest on their success and had a photograph taken with them.

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

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