The operation, which involved eight fighter jets, targeted an uninhabited island west of the Korean peninsula and was the Allies’ response to a North Korean missile test.
South Korean and US fighter jets conducted precision bombing drills on the uninhabited island of Jikdo on Tuesday.In the west of the Korean Peninsula, in response to the North Korean firing of an intermediate-range ballistic missile at Japan, which was condemned by the United States, according to the Seoul Armed Forces.
“With the participation of four South Korean Air Force F-15Ks and four US Air Force F-16s, the South Korean F-15K fired two joint direct-attack bombs at a virtual target in the Yellow Sea,” the state reported. Seoul set.
The aim of the exercise was to demonstrate “the ability to strike precisely at the start of the provocation”.
According to preliminary estimates, the North Korean missile that triggered the reaction of South Korea and the United States reached an altitude of 4,500 km and 1,000 km, the highest achieved by any other missile fired by the Pyongyang regime. Yes, the Defense Minister said. Yasukazu Hamanda, from Japan.
exercises that cause stress
After the missile was fired, the United States reacted by condemning the action, describing it as “Dangerous and reckless”.
National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson assured that Washington would “continue its efforts with its allies and the United Nations to limit[North Korea’s]ability to develop ballistic missiles and programs of mass destruction.”
Some experts believe that North Korea is advancing its goal of developing a ballistic missile capable of reaching the continental United States.
This Tuesday is the fifth round of weapons tests by the Pyongyang regime in the past ten days, and they are a clear response to military exercises conducted by the United States in the region, one with South Korea and the other with Japan. South Korea, to which an aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan has been deployed.
North Korea sees such exercises as an attack rehearsal and thus a threat to its national security.