Yonhap News Agency reported that eight days after North Korea revealed a large number of tactical nuclear warheads, the US Air Force B-52H flew to the Korean Peninsula to warn North Korea. The B-52H can carry air-to-ground nuclear missiles with a range of 200 kilometers, can carry up to 31 tons of bombs, and has a combat radius of more than 6,400 kilometers.
South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense emphasized that this exercise is being conducted in a way to protect strategic bombers from enemy air threats, and the focus is on strengthening the interoperable capability and joint combat action of the two countries’ air forces. The successive deployment of major U.S. strategic assets to the Korean Peninsula demonstrates the U.S. commitment to the defense of South Korea and initiates the enhancement of an extended deterrence operation.
South Korean Air Force Combat Commander Park Ha-sik said that more and more US strategic assets have been deployed to the Korean Peninsula, and the joint air drills associated with this show that by the South Korea-US alliance the will to quickly and overwhelmingly. respond to any North Korean provocations, as well as being foolish, a defensive posture. The exercise reaffirmed the willingness of South Korea and the United States to cooperate in defense cooperation.
South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense said that through close cooperation, South Korea and the United States have improved the level of joint exercises under the principle of “sending strategic weapons at an appropriate time after consultation”, and relying on strength to ensure peace
Previously, the United States Air Force announced on the 30th of last month that four B-52H belonging to the 96th Expeditionary Bomber Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base and 210 Air Force personnel were deployed to Anderson, Guam on for the Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission. Air base.
Scott Pleus, commander of the US Air Force’s 7th Air Force, said the cooperation between the South Korean and US air forces is stronger than ever, with the ability and posture to complete each task.
After flying to the western waters of the Korean Peninsula on the 6th of last month, the US Air Force B-52H strategic bomber flew to the Korean Peninsula again to participate in the joint exercise a month later.