S. Korea holds massive live-fire naval drills ‘to hit back & bury enemy’ in case of provocation

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
By Paul Martin

5 Sep, 2017

In a show of force against Pyongyang, which claimed to have tested hydrogen bomb on Sunday, the South Korean Navy held live-fire drills Tuesday, involving guided-missile vessels and aimed at preparing to “hit back and bury” the enemy in case of provocation.

The drills saw a 2,500-ton Gangwon frigate, a 1,000-ton patrol ship, 400-ton guided-missile vessels and 130-ton high-speed boats maneuvering in the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea by South Korea).

The massive exercises are designed to enhance South Korea’s “military’s immediate response posture against the enemy’s naval provocation,” so its fleet has the capability to “immediately hit back and bury them at the sea,” Captain Choi Young-chan, commander of the 13th Maritime Battle Group said as cited by Yonhap News Agency.

With the situation at the Korean Peninsula heating up by the day, the South Korean Navy says it also plans to hold four-day battle group training starting Wednesday, involving various types of military machinery.

The drills in the country’s southern waters will see more than 10 vessels, which include a 2,500-ton Chungbuk frigate and a submarine. P-3C Orion surveillance jets, Lynx multi-role helicopters, F-15K fighter jets and a CN-235 transport plane.

Seoul will also conduct a separate joint anti-submarine drill with its major ally in the region, the US, on Thursday and Friday, the agency reported.

On Monday, the South Korean military conducted a live-fire drill, simulating an attack on the North’s nuclear site, which involved fighter jets and a surface-to-surface ballistic missile. The combined exercise involved a “Hyunmoo surface-to-surface missile and the F-15K’s long-range air-to-ground missile,” all of which “accurately hit designated targets,” according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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One Response to “S. Korea holds massive live-fire naval drills ‘to hit back & bury enemy’ in case of provocation”

  1. Strayhorse

    S. Korea, Japa, and the United States need to speak quietly and carry a big stick. N. Korea will bury itself and the only nations that need to respond to N. Korea’s bragging, saber rattling and threatening is China and Russia for they will surely lose the most if N. Korea “lights the candle, that darkens the world”.


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