On the order to execute a demonstration fire, a long-range artillery unit on the western front fired two 600-mm-caliber reactive rockets into the East Sea after establishing the virtual targets at 395 and 337 kilometers away, respectively, from the launching site, the army disclosed.
According to the Armed Forces of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the exercise is being carried out in response to provocations by the United States and South Korea, which conducted an air training on Sunday.
The exercise mobilized more than a dozen combat jets, including the B-1B strategic bomber and the F-35 Stealth fighter.
Enemies continue to resort to military demonstration without hiding the fact that this air maneuvers were our launching exercise of an intercontinental ballistic missile last Saturday, the Korean People’s Army said in a statement.
The military corps warned about increasing military tension on the Korean peninsula, and recalled that Seoul and Washington have already conducted several joint air drills throughout the year.