Pyongyang, March 13 (KCNA) -- An underwater launching drill of strategic cruise missiles was staged at dawn of March 12.
The submarine "8.24 Yongung" launched two strategic cruise missiles in the water off Kyongpho Bay on the East Sea of Korea.
The drill confirmed the reliability of the weapon system and examined the underwater-to-surface offensive operation posture of the submarine units that constitute one of the major components of the DPRK nuclear deterrent.
The drill successfully achieved its object.
The two strategic cruise missiles precisely hit the preset target on the East Sea of Korea after traveling 1 500km-long eight-shaped flight orbits for 7 563s to 7 575s.
The Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea expressed satisfaction over the results of the launching drill.
The drill clearly showed the invariable stand of the Korean People's Army to control with its overwhelming powerful force all the time the present situation in which the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet traitors are getting evermore undisguised in their anti-DPRK military maneuvers, and verified the regular operation posture of the nuclear war deterrence means in different spaces. -0-www.kcna.kp (Juche112.3.13.)