PYONGYANG, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has guided a women gunners' firing contest, the official KCNA news agency reported Saturday.
The contest was aimed to "estimate and confirm the combat capability of women gunners among MLRS (multiple launch rocket system) batteries for eliminating helicopter-borne enemy troops," according to the KCNA.
While commending participants in the contest, Kim stressed the need to train women gunners into "indomitable fighters steadfast in their revolutionary spirit to help them do their shares in the great war for national reunification."
The women gunners fully demonstrated their marksmanship of never missing targets in the firing contest, said the KCNA.
"The training of artillery units should be conducted under the simulated conditions of actual battle," Kim reportedly said.
He also instructed the Korean People's Army to boost combat readiness and bolster its artillery force, said the KCNA.
Meanwhile, the DPRK held the 6th Congress of the Democratic Women's Union of Korea in Pyongyang on Thursday and Friday. Kim said the congress demonstrates the will and revolutionary spirit of DPRK women to advance toward the victory of Juche revolution.