The US military has sent two B-1B bombers to carry out maneuvers with the South Korean air force on the Korean Peninsula following the latest North Korean missile test.
The US military sent two B-1B bombers on Saturday to carry out maneuvers with the South Korean air force on the Korean Peninsula in a new warning signal after the latest North Korean missile test, Seoul said.
The long-range strategic bombers took off from Anderson’s air base on Guam Island and conducted precision-strike simulations on South Korean territory, a Chinese air force spokesman told local Yonhap news agency.
The maneuvers are a “firm response to the series of ballistic missile launches by North Korea,” according to the same source.
The B-1B Lancers flew over the Sea of Japan, approached the border that delimits the two Koreas, and later joined the South Korean F-15K and F-16 fighters in Gangwon province (east) to rehearse with real fire Attacks on key North Korean facilities, the spokesman said.
North Korea launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Tuesday. Named “Hwasong-14,” the missile reached a maximum altitude of 2,802 kilometers and traveled 933 kilometers in 39 minutes.
On Wednesday, South Korea and the United States conducted joint ballistic missile tests in response to the launch by the North Korean regime.
The two allies carried out multiple missile launches toward the Sea of Japan, including the South Korean “Hyunmoo-21” ballistic model and the North American “ATACMS”.
On Thursday, US President Donald Trump warned North Korea that it was considering “some very severe things” in response to the launch of a missile capable of reaching the United States.
The United States has been considering a set of new sanctions, economic and other measures in response to the test on Tuesday of the intercontinental missile by North Korea – a technological advance that Washington considers a significant increase in the threat by Pyongyang.
Since the Korean War (1950-53), North Americans have maintained a military alliance with South Korea, in which they vow to defend their ally in a hypothetical conflict with the North.