North Korean leader visits arms factory tries new national made sniper rifle

North Korean leader visits arms factory tries new national made sniper rifle

According to the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited the country’s weapons factory, where various types of small arms are produced. He reviewed the progress of production and the characteristics of the weapons.

The North Korean leader paid particular attention to the new sniper rifle produced at this factory. Published images show that Kim Jong-un even tried out a sniper rifle and fired it. KCNA also released the target that the leader of the DPRK supposedly shot at, hitting exactly ten times.

The new precision rifle is announced as having performances similar to those of equivalent armaments in the West.

During his visit to the weapons factory, Kim Jong-un noted that the country would follow the path of updating its small arms, for which it is planned to develop related enterprises in the DPRK. It should be remembered that any news from North Korea, especially in the military domain, is closely followed by neighboring South Korea, Japan, as well as by Washington. The West believes that Pyongyang is supplying weapons to Russia.

Additionally, the Korean president visited an MLRS factory. After the visit, tests were conducted on these Multiple Rocket Launch Systems. No information has truly leaked about these MRLS, but we know that they are modernizations of the MLRS already present in the North Korean forces; these 240mm caliber launchers were tested under the supervision of the Korean leader. The tests consisted of firing 8 guided rockets at a target. All 8 shots hit their target.

The North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) thus announced that the replacement of the launchers in service is to be spread between 2024 and 2026, with the replaced launchers to be upgraded subsequently.

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