Kim Jong Un visits Russian aviation plant
Following his arrival in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, a major industrial center in the Russian Far East, on Friday (Sept. 15) as part of his ongoing visit to the nation, Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), paid a visit to a significant aviation plant, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) report on Saturday (Sept. 16).
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.