South Korea, US hold air drills after North Korean missile launch
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – South Korea and the United States conducted joint aerial exercises involving a nuclear-capable US B-1B strategic bomber on Sunday after North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile towards the sea from the Japan, a South Korean news agency reported. , citing the South Korean military.
The joint US-South Korean exercises took place over the Korean peninsula as part of the ongoing Freedom Shield exercise which began March 13 and also involved South Korean F-35A fighter jets, American F-16 fighters and B-1B strategic bombers.
A similar exercise took place in the region on March 3.
North Korea’s latest test firing comes three days after Pyongyang launched a Hwansong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile in response to joint military exercises by the United States and South Korea.