The exercise follows a joint drill by South Korea’s army and air force on Monday involving F-15 fighter jets and land-based ballistic missiles that simulated an attack on North Korea’s nuclear test site to “strongly warn” Pyongyang.
North Korea claimed on Sunday that it has successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb. Hours before the test, photos emerged showing regime leader Kim Jong Un inspecting what it said is a new thermonuclear warhead in a lab.
The South Korean navy has conducted a live-fire exercise in an effort to show its military capability following North Korea’s recent hydrogen bomb test.
The navy used warships including a 2,500-ton frigate, a 1,000-ton patrol ship and 400-ton guided missile vessels in drills aimed against potential North Korean provocations, Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday.