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Friday, September 29, 2023

Top DPRK leader visits Russian aviation plant


Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), visited on Friday a major aviation plant upon his arrival in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, an industrial center in the Russian Far East, during his ongoing visit to the country, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Saturday.

During the visit to Yuri Gagarin Aviation Plant, Kim, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the DPRK, got on a Su-57 fighter jet to hear a detailed explanation of its technical specifications and flight performance and watched flight demonstration of a Su-35 fighter jet. He also learned about the performance of the passenger aircraft produced at the factory, the report said.

Kim was deeply impressed with the independent potential and modernity of the Russian aircraft manufacturing industry, it added.

Founded in 1934, Yuri Gagarin Aviation Plant is a pivotal base of the Russian defense industry and air transport industry.

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