Kim calls for North Korea to boost missile production: KCNA

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for a ‘drastic boost’ in missile production during visits to key weapons factories, state media said Monday, as South Korea and the United States prepared for joint drills next week.

The tour of the plants from Friday to Saturday came after Kim called for stepping up war preparations at a key military meeting last week.

Kim’s two-day inspections included visits to factories producing tactical missiles, large-calibre control multiple rocket launcher shells, as well as armoured combat vehicles, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

During the tactical missile factory visit, Kim ‘expressed satisfaction’ as the plant had ‘perfected the scientific and technological issues arising in production’ and pushed ahead with the modernisation of the weapons.

‘He set forth an important goal to drastically boost the existing missile production capacity’ and underlined the factory’s role in ‘speeding up’ war preparations, KCNA said.

Kim stressed the ‘need to ensure boost in the production of shells’ and personally drove a armoured combat vehicle, according to the report…”

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