North Korea launches surprise inspections of Navy, Air Force units
North Korea’s Defense Ministry recently launched surprise inspections of navy and air force units to check how well they are upgrading and maintaining their combat equipment.
A Daily NK source in the North Korean military said on Friday that in early June, North Korea’s Supreme Command issued an order to the Ministry of Defense to “multilaterally check” the state of modernization of equipment. navy and air force in accordance with military modernization. policy presented at the VIII Party Congress.
The Ministry of Defense’s “Weapons Bureau” has responded by launching unannounced inspections of naval and air units to confirm how well they are upgrading and maintaining their equipment.
The office is reviewing how Navy and Air Force Headquarters Equipment Departments have implemented the Military Modernization Policy, which aims to improve the deployment on the battlefield of technology and equipment appropriate for “modern warfare”. The bureau also conducts surprise inspections of how equipment departments and their subordinate units maintain their equipment.
The source said the office staff went to the “air force and anti-aircraft force headquarters equipment department” on June 6 and arbitrarily selected a flying unit for inspect the state of maintenance of the “jamming munitions” carried by their aircraft.
“Jamming Munitions” are guided decoys that have been fielded in accordance with the Supreme Command’s military modernization policy. They jam the tracking and targeting functions of enemy missiles to protect warships and aircraft.
The bureau stressed that inspections should not be taken lightly. According to the source, the office explains that it is carrying out week-long inspections of Navy and Air Force units as part of an interim review to determine the extent to which they have followed the policy. pan-military modernization of the Supreme Command, the results of which will be used to make improvements.
The source noted that the Supreme Command’s intention in ordering the inspections was to re-emphasize the importance of military modernization. In fact, military leaders are calling on naval and air units to “always remember” that modern warfare is electronic warfare and the military must be prepared for this type of warfare.
The bureau also collects opinions from field commanders regarding maintenance issues that combat units have encountered with improved equipment deployed on the battlefield and suitable for “modern warfare”, as well as technical defects.
The source said that the Supreme Command has ordered the Ministry’s Arms Bureau, Navy and Air Force Equipment Departments, and combat unit technical commanders to work together to “make more the blaze of military modernization” and to submit detailed plans to “continuously strengthen the unit’s fighting strength.
Translated by David Black. Edited by Robert Lauler.
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