The Republic of Korea and the United States plan to hold the largest joint live ammunition exercise in their history in June in preparation for the alliance’s 70th anniversary. This is reported by TASS with reference to the Yonhap agency.
As noted in the South Korean Ministry of Defense, the program of events on the occasion of the anniversary is designed to demonstrate the solidarity between the allies, their technological advantage and commitment to the principle of “peace through force”.
“We plan to hold various events through which the military of the Republic of Korea and the United States can show the world and North Korea their achievements in the field of defense and the defense industry,” a ministry official told the agency.
It is expected that in the upcoming exercises, the parties will use modern equipment, including unmanned vehicles.
Since 1977, more than 10 such large-scale live-fire exercises have taken place in the south of the peninsula, Yonhap points out. This number includes joint and exclusively South Korean maneuvers.
On March 13, the Republic of Korea and the United States began the Freedom Shield exercise. On Monday, a large-scale Ssangyong amphibious landing exercise began.
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