South Korea fighter jets simulated a precision strike against key North Korean facilities in a Seoul training exercise.
The drill involved F-15K aircraft as well as the C-130H transport aircraft, Yonhap reported.
In a statement issued Monday, South Korea’s military said that the purpose of the “large-scale offense drill” was to “suppress additional North Korea provocations and to establish solid military readiness.”
“During training, the enemy’s core military facilities were the targets of strike scenarios, and the training was carried out using realistic air operations,” South Korea said.
The exercise involved 16 F-15Ks, F-16s, FA-50 light attack aircraft, and two C-130H transport planes.
The jets were equipped with air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons, and drills included attacks on simulated North Korea combat planes, elimination of surface-to-air missiles, and scenarios where joint direct attack munitions would guide bombs to key North Korea military facilities.