Latest military report indicate that US has flown two supersonic heavy bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force against Pyongyang, showcasing the first night-time joint aviation exercises with Japan and South Korea.
Late Tuesday, US Pacific Air Forces in a statement confirmed that two B-1B Lancers based in Guam flew a mission in the vicinity of the Sea of Japan.
“Flying and training at night with our allies in a safe, effective manner is an important capability shared between the US, Japan and the Republic of Korea and hones the tactical prowess of each nations’ aviators,” Major Patrick Applegate said in a statement.
On Wednesday, South Korean defence authorities said that the bombers staged a simulated air-to-ground missile firing drill with two South Korean fighters over the Sea of Japan (East Sea).
The four aircraft then flew across the peninsula and staged another round of a firing exercise over the Yellow Sea before the two B-IBs returned home, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.