Connected TASS On September 8, it was announced that the launching ceremony was held in the presence of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. According to reports, this is North Korea’s first submarine to carry strategic nuclear weapons.
The submarine is now ready for sea trials.
The event KCNA reported in a photo released on September 8 was the launching ceremony of an attack submarine carrying a new tactical nuclear weapon – Photo: KCNA
theo cnn, A news report from the state news agency KCNA North Korea said the launching ceremony was held on September 6.
Kim Jong-un said that this new submarine will carry out combat missions as one of the main underwater attack vehicles of the Korean Navy.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends submarine launching event – Photo: KCNA
The submarine, named “Hero Kim Kun Ok”, will mark “the beginning of a new chapter in strengthening North Korea’s navy.”
“There is no scope for retreat in the endeavor to expand the Naval Shipbuilding Industry as it is a task of highest priority which must be accomplished without any failure” – KCNA Quoted Mr Kim Jong-un.
The announcement came after North Korea said it simulated a nuclear missile attack to warn the United States about the threat of nuclear war.
According to KCNA, the above simulation exercise is in response to the joint exercise conducted by the US and South Korea since August 31.