This handout photo taken on May 24, 2022 and provided by the Republic of Korea's Defense Ministry in Seoul on May 25 shows the ROK's Air Force F-15K fighter planes demonstrating an "Elephant Walk" as they taxi down a runway during an exercise at an undisclosed air base in the ROK. (HANDOUT / SOUTH KOREAN DEFENCE MINISTRY / AFP)
SEOUL – The Republic of Korea and the United States on Tuesday conducted their joint air maneuver exercise, the ROK's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
The ROK air force mobilized 16 fighter jets, including four F-35A stealth jets mounted with precise guided missiles, while the air force of the US Forces Korea sent four warplanes
The ROK air force mobilized 16 fighter jets, including four F-35A stealth jets mounted with precise guided missiles, while the air force of the US Forces Korea sent four warplanes.
The air maneuvers were carried out over the western waters of the ROK, but no live-fire exercise was staged.
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It came a day after the two allies jointly test-fired eight ground-to-ground ballistic missiles off the eastern coast of the ROK.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea launched eight short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern waters from four different areas on Sunday.
The DPRK's missile launches came a day after the ROK and the US wrapped up their three-day joint maritime exercises near the Korean Peninsula involving a US aircraft carrier.
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