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USS Tucson, supersonic bomber deployed to South Korea

USS Tucson, supersonic bomber deployed to South Korea

The South Korean navy was quoted by local media outlets as saying the joint exercise with the USA navy would be staged from next Monday to Friday in the eastern and western waters of South Korea.

South Korea news outlet Chosun reported recently that the United States has been considering using this armada to test North Korea like never before, by sailing the aircraft carrier north of the Northern Limit Line, the de facto maritime border of North Korea.

U.S. Navy units participating in the exercise include USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and USS Mustin (DDG 89).

The South Korean navy said the joint drills would be conducted between October 16 and 20 to "prepare for maritime provocations by North Korea and improve the ability to implement combined operations". The US Navy said in a statement that the drill is created to promote "communications, interoperability, and partnership" between the two militaries.




The nuclear-powered USS Michigan, a Ohio-class submarine, is expected to arrive in the South Korean port of Busan this weekend and is expected to take part in joint exercises with the USS Ronald Reagan and South Korean forces, Yonhap reported.

"Measuring more than 360 feet long, Tucson is one of the stealthiest and most advanced submarines in the world", the navy said in a written statement.

The U.S. aircraft trained in the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, where they conducted "virtual air-to-air missile fire drills", according to Seoul's joint chiefs of staff.