Academy of Defence Science Conducts Important Weapons Tests
Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- The Academy of Defence Science of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea conducted the test-fire for updating long-range cruise missile system and the test-fire for confirming the power of conventional warhead for surface-to-surface tactical guided missile on Tuesday and Thursday respectively.
Officials of the Department of the Munitions Industry of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and leading officials of the Academy of Defence Science guided the important weapon tests in field.
In the test-fire for updating the long-range cruise missile system conducted on Tuesday, two long-range cruise missiles flew for 9 137 s along the flight trajectory over the East Sea of Korea to hit the target island 1 800 km away.
The practical combat performance of the long-range cruise missile system would hold a reliable share in boosting the war deterrence of the country.
In the test-fire for confirming the power of conventional warhead for the surface-to-surface tactical guided missile conducted on Thursday, two tactical guided missiles precisely hit the target island, proving that the explosive power of the conventional warhead complied with the design requirements.
The Academy of Defence Science clarified that the missile warhead institute under it will keep developing powerful warheads capable of performing combat function and mission.
The results of the successful test-fires of the weapon systems were reported to the WPK Central Committee to be highly appreciated.