DPRK Missile Administration Conducts Test Fire of Tactical Ballistic Missile That Employs New Technology

Pyongyang, May 18 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Missile Administration conducted a test fire of tactical ballistic missile, which employed a new autonomous navigation system, in the East Sea of Korea on Friday.

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, oversaw the test fire.

The accuracy and reliability of the autonomous navigation system were verified through the test fire.

The test fire is part of the regular activities of the administration and its affiliated defence science institutes for rapid technological development of weapon systems.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, expressing great satisfaction at the strategic military value involved in the result of the independent development and successful introduction of the autonomous navigation system, highly appreciated the relevant defence science and technology team, which contributed to achieving the valuable success.

He was accompanied by Pak Jong Chon, Kim Jong Sik, Jang Chang Ha and Kim Yong Hwan. -0-

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