The South Korean military mobilized dozens this Friday Fighter planes After a great sign North Korean aircraft deploymentIt has launched about 30 missiles in the last two days Air maneuvers of Seoul Y Washington.
“From 11:00 to 15:00 (2:00-6:00 GMT) on Friday, November 4, our military identified approximately 180 flight paths from North Korean military aircraft and took action,” the statement said. South Korean Ministry of Defense It is a statement.
“The Air Force of the Republic of Korea (the South’s official name) quickly mobilized its superior resources, including 80 F-35A units,” the text explained, adding that some 240 aircraft are participating in joint exercises with the United States. “The Storm of Awakening“maintenance”Attentive stance” while performing the above manoeuvres.
detection North Korean plane Occurs after the norm Kim Jong-un Launched between Wednesday and Thursday 30 shells.
One of them, A Long range missile (ICBM), failed in flight while about to fly over Japan, while another short-range landed very close to South Korean waters, which had never happened before.
In response to the missiles, the allies announced that the drills, which will involve 240 aircraft and end this Friday, will continue until Saturday.
“Vigilent Storm” is the largest combined air exercise South Korea and the United States Since 2017 and includes the mobilization of the F-15, F-16, EA-18G (version of the F-18 fighter-bomber suitable for electronic warfare scenarios), F-35A and F-35B, unlike the F-35A it has short takeoffs and vertical Able to perform takeoffs and landings.
It was the first time the Pentagon had flown F-35B units into South Korean territory, and it may have particularly angered Pyongyang, which had already threatened a forceful response on Tuesday. War games.
Tensions on the peninsula have reached an all-time high amid North Korea’s continued weapons tests, maneuvers by allies and the possibility that Kim Jong-un’s regime is preparing for its first nuclear test since 2017, as satellites indicate.
Pyongyang has called the joint “Awakening Storm” air drills “an aggressive and provocative military exercise aimed at North Korea” and threatened that Washington and Seoul would “pay the cruelest price in history” if they continue.
(with information from EFE)
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