South Korea, US to hold largest-ever joint air drill, as tensions with North mount
Published on Apr 10, 2014 11:58 AM
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's military said on Thursday it would hold its largest-ever joint air drill with the United States as tensions mount over a series of threats from North Korea.
The twice-yearly Max Thunder exercise - to be held from Friday to April 25 - will be the largest-ever involving 103 aircraft and 1,400 troops, the air force said.
Seoul's F-15K jet fighters will take part along with US Air Force F-15 and F-16s and US Marines' FA-18 and EA-18 aircraft, it said in a statement.
"The combined air forces will strengthen their battle readiness under the current situation when tension rises over the Korean Peninsula," it said.
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