Vigilant Ace', Largest Joint Air Exercise of US and South Korea

Published on December 05, 2017
The US and South Korea have started their largest-ever joint air exercise Vigilant Ace.
North Korea has labelled this exercise an "all-out provocation"


  • The exercise comes after North Korea tested Hwasong-15 which is considered to be its most advanced and powerful Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) as part of its weapons programme.
  • The five-day long exercise will involve 230 aircraft, including F-22 Raptor stealth jet fighters, and tens of thousands of troops
  • The exercise will feature six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters and F-35 jets 
  • 12,000 U.S. Marines, Navy, and other personnel will join South Korean troops in the drills.
  •  The US-South Korean drill designed to boost their readiness and operational capability and to ensure peace and security on the Korean peninsula. 

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