O North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided over the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday and said the new submarine, which can fire nuclear warheads, was part of “strengthening the navy’s nuclear weaponry”, according to KCNA.
The ceremony took place at the Sinpho naval shipyard, on the east coast, and according to KCNA, the North Korean leader outlined a “plan to transform existing medium-sized submarines into offensive submarines loaded with tactical weapons to play an important role in modern warfare. “, in a “low-cost ultra-modernization strategy”.
The ship was officially christened the “Hero Kim Kun Ok” submarine.
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