US, ROK hold joint air maneuver exercise after missile launches

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US, ROK hold joint air maneuver exercise after missile launches

The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the ROK said the Republic of Korea and the United States conducted a joint air maneuver exercise on Tuesday.

The ROK air force mobilized 16 fighter jets, including four F-35 A stealth jets mounted with precise guided missiles, while the air force of the US Forces Korea sent four warplanes.

The air maneuvers were conducted over the western waters of the ROK, but there was no live-fire exercise conducted.

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It came a day after the two allies tested-fired eight ground-to- ground ballistic missiles off the eastern coast of the ROK.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea launched eight short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern waters from four different areas on Sunday.

The DPRK's missile launches came a day after the US and ROK finished their three-day joint maritime exercises near the Korean Peninsula involving a US aircraft carrier.

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