Kim Jong Un orders improvements in air force weaponry
After the breakdown in US-North Korean negotiations in Hanoi in February, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the North Korean air force to enhance their combat capabilities, Daily NK has learned.
“Every time Kim Jong Un visited air force bases, he would issue orders related to further developing the weapons capabilities of the air force,” a Daily NK source said on Friday. “The orders included directives aimed at ensuring combat readiness in the air force, but over 60% of the orders called for the scientific and strategic enhancement of air force weaponry.”
On Apr. 16, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid a visit to the 1017th Unit at the Sunchon Air Base and oversaw combat aircraft drills. On Nov. 16, he observed a competition held by the Korean People’s Air and Anti-Air Force. During these on-the-spot visits, Kim specifically issued orders to develop technologies for loading weapons of mass destruction onto combat planes, Daily NK sources reported. ......