The Academy of Defence Science of the DPRK test-fired a newly-developed anti-air missile on September 30. The test fire was aimed at confirming the general combat function of the missile and practical ability of the launching pad, radar and combat commanding vehicle.
Pak Jong Chon, Member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, watched the test-firing of the missile, together with leading officials in the defence science research field.
The Academy of Defence Science announced that remarkable combat function of the latest anti-air missile was confirmed, which drastically increased the fast response, guiding accuracy and target hitting distance of the missile control system by introducing major new technology including the twin rudder controlling technique and double impulse flight mortar. It said the recent test-firing is of great practical significance in the prospective research and development of different kinds of anti-air missile system.