February 21, 2024

Kim Jong Un inspects short-range nuke and rocket factories to arm ‘front lines’

North Korean leader demands ‘exponential’ increase to production in line with weapon modernization plans

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected factories producing short-range nuclear missiles, launch vehicles and rocket shells, calling for increased production to arm “frontline units” on the inter-Korean border, according to state media on Monday.

The state-run Voice of Korea (VOK) reported he visited four factories on Aug. 11 and 12: the “Tactical Missile Production Factory” producing short-range nuclear capabilities, the “Tactical Missile Launch Vehicle Production Factory,” “Combat Armored Car Production Factory” and “Large-Caliber Multiple Rocket Launch System Shell Production Factory.”