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USAF, ROKAF & JASDF conduct new show of force over Korean peninsula

World Aviation Defense & Security News - USA & Japan
USAF, ROKAF & JASDF conduct new show of force over Korean peninsula
United States Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft joined Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Republic of Korea Air Force aircraft in a sequenced bilateral show of force over the Korean peninsula September 17, in response to North Korea’s launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan on September 14.
USAF ROKAF JASDF conduct new show of force along North Korean border 640 001Munitions from a U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and Republic of Korea Air Force bilateral mission explode at the Pilsung Range, South Korea, Sept 18, 2017
(U.S. Army photo by /Released) (Photo by SSgt. Steven Schneider) 
Two B-1B Lancer bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; four U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II fifth generation advanced fighters from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan; four Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) F-15K fighters; and four Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2 fighter jets executed this mission, the US Pacific Command said on Sept. 18.

During the mission, U.S. and ROKAF aircraft flew across the Korean Peninsula and practiced their attack capabilities by releasing live weapons at the Pilsung Range training area. The F-35Bs, B-1B bombers and Koku Jieitai fighters conducted formation training as they flew together over waters near Kyushu, Japan.

U.S. Pacific Command maintains the ability to respond to any threat in the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater at a moment’s notice.