Strategic bombers of the U.S. air force B-1B Lancer struck on Wednesday the attacks on educational targets on the territory of the Republic of Korea near the border with North Korea. It is reported by South Korean joint chiefs of staff.
«Several B-1B Lancer in support of F-22 Raptor conducted training maneuvers with the bombing, demonstrating the ability and determination of the allies to give a tough response to North Korea’s missile and nuclear provocations», — stated in the message.
The objectives set at the test site in Gangwon province in the northeast of the country, were successfully struck, said joint chiefs of staff. According to him, the exercise was also attended by the South Korean air force F-15Ks and KF-16s.
The bombing was part of passing in South Korea jointly with the USA large-scale maneuvers of the air force Vigilant ACE 18. The JCS notes that the exercises for the first time in history brought the fifth generation fighter.
«The allies have honed your skills of instant retaliation, improved interoperability, in both peacetime and wartime», — stressed joint chiefs of staff. Earlier it was reported that the ground training objectives are dummy objects of the DPRK related to the nuclear program of Pyongyang.