Over the course of World War I, Petrograd had developed an enormous munitions industry
, manned by peasant labour conscripted in the countryside and brought to the newly expanded factories.
Kim "repeatedly expressed satisfaction over the result of the test-fire," and "highly appreciated" the national defense science and munitions industry
personnel who have "made another wonderful Korean-style multiple launch rocket system," KCNA said.
"After watching the power of the new-type tactical guided weapon, he pointed out that our national defence scientists and workers in the field of the munitions industry
performed another great work in increasing the country's defence capabilities," the report in KCNA highlighted.
North Korean officials accompanying Kim at the test included Ri Pyong Chol and Kim Jong Sik, two senior officials from the North's Munitions Industry
Department who have been sanctioned by the U.S.
"Hearing of the work of thousands of women during the First World War in the munitions industry
at the Devil's Porridge Exhibition was eye-opening."
"The munitions industry
depended on the coalfields across Britain, of which the south Wales coalfield was one of the biggest."
In 2013, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) warned that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the domestic munitions industry
to be moved underground to protect it from observation and attack.
A: During the Industrial Revolution, in the last half of the 19th century, the munitions industry
transitioned from using blackpowder to early smokeless propellants with substantially greater energy.
In a long and arduous process of reverse engineering, Iran's munitions industry
copied some of the components of the CIA's most secret stealth drone, the RQ-170 Sentinel, after it was intercepted and captured over Iran in December 2011.
Women's roles during the war included working in the munitions industry
, tram and bus conductors, firefighters, postal workers, police officers, footballers, railway workers and fundraising.
The reasons for this he gave were: | the shortage of "spirituous liquors" and the prices charged for them; | fewer people receiving high wages in the munitions industry
; and | the return home of American troops with a consequent lessening of spending power.