US and Japan mobilize B-1B bombers for aerial training in response to North Korea’s ICBM launch

Two consecutive days of air training between the USA and Japan… “Intended to demonstrate responsiveness”

The US B-1B Lancer strategic bomber

(Seoul = Yonhap News) A US Air Force B-1B ‘Lancer’ strategic bomber flies over Guam on the 11th of this month. [미 인도태평양사령부 제공]

(Tokyo = Yonhap News) Correspondent Kim Ho-joon = The United States and Japan conducted an air drill using B-1B strategic bombers on the 19th in response to North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch.

Japan’s Defense Ministry announced on the same day that Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force and the US Air Force conducted a joint exercise in the air northwest of Kyushu amid a heightened security environment around Japan due to North Korea’s ICBM launch the day before.

Two US B-1B strategic bombers and five Air Self-Defense Force F-2 fighters took part in the exercise.

The Ministry of Defense also released photos of four F-2s flying in formation flanked by two B-1Bs.

B-1B USA-Japan air training mobilization bomber
B-1B USA-Japan air training mobilization bomber

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The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force and US Forces Japan held an air drill the day before to launch fighter jets from both countries in response to North Korea’s ICBM launch.

A total of four F-15 fighter jets from the Air Self-Defense Force and F-16 fighter jets from the US Forces Korea took part in the exercise the day before in the East Sea.

Kyodo News reported that the training “is intended to demonstrate the ability of Japan and the United States to unite and cope with any situation.”

As the frequency of missile launches by North Korea increases this year, the number of joint military drills between the United States and Japan is also increasing.

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