South Korea, Japan and the US finished today some large naval anti-submarine maneuvers made in the vicinity of the korean peninsulashortly after North Korea unveil new Nuclear weaponsincluding an underwater drone supposedly capable of generating a radioactive tsunami.
The exercises, which lasted two days and are similar to other drills that the three countries carried out last September, also included search and rescue operations, according to the South Korean Ministry of National Defense.
The exercises have been carried out in waters south of the jeju islandlocated off the southwestern coast of South Korea, and the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier has participated in them USS Nimitzwhich arrived in the region at the end of March coinciding with the celebration of the great spring military exercises in Seoul and Washington.
Two other American destroyers have also taken part, the USS Wayne E. Meyer and USS Decaturthree South Koreans, the ROKS Yulgok Yi I, ROKS Choe Yeong and ROKS Daejoyeongand a Japanese one, the JS Umigiri.
The exercises have been organized to improve the capacities of the three countries when it comes to responding to “the North Korea’s Increasingly Advanced Undersea Threatsincluding its submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)”, explained the South Korean National Defense portfolio.
These maneuvers come shortly after Pyongyang, with the intention of responding to the combined spring exercises (boreal), announced that it had carried out two tests of a nuclear submarine drone which can supposedly generate radioactive tsunamis to hit fleets and ports, just like the Russian Poseidon does.
The drone or guided torpedo, called haeil-1is theoretically equipped with a tactical nuclear warhead called Hwasan-31 that the regime unveiled last week, a message that emphasizes that it is focused on strengthening its short-range atomic arsenal for possible use on the Korean peninsula and its surroundings.
(With information from EFE)
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