A dozen US F-22 and F-35 stealth fighter jets have arrived in South Korea for a regular joint exercise with South Korean forces, a defense ministry source said Sunday.
The allies plan to kick off the five-day VIGILANT ACE 18 practice Monday, which would demonstrate their combined air power against North Korea.
“The realistic air combat exercise is designed to enhance interoperability between US and Republic of Korea forces and increase the combat effectiveness of both nations,” the US
Seventh Air Force said in a press release. “VIGILANT ACE 18 highlights the longstanding military partnership, commitment and enduring friendship between the two nations. It is designed to ensure peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and reaffirms the US commitment to stability in the Northeast Asia region.” – The Korea Herald
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