The Korea Herald


S. Korea, U.S. fly 8 combat jets in show of force against N. Korea

By (공용)코리아헤럴드

Published : Aug. 22, 2015 - 13:09

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Eight South Korean and U.S. fighter jets swept through the sky of South Korea on Saturday, simulating bombings of enemy targets in a show of force against North Korea's threats of additional military action, the South Korean military said.

Four F-16 fighter jets from the United States Forces Korea and four South Korean F-15K combat jets joined the overhead combat drill earlier in the day, an official from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. 

A South Korean F-15K combat jet. (Yonhap) A South Korean F-15K combat jet. (Yonhap)

"It was a flight aimed to show off the military might of South Korea and U.S.' combined air force power," the official said. 

The exercise took a flight course which could alarm North Korea and shows the allies' resolute determination that any kind of North Korean provocation will not be tolerated on the peninsula, he said. (Yonhap)