Military Conducts Major Landing Drill

  • Arirang News

    May 20, 2011 11:34

    All five branches of the South Korean military have been taking part in a joint landing drill off the southeastern port city of Pohang this week.

    The exercise began Monday and involves some 2,000 Marines and an unidentified number of troops from the Army, Navy and Air Force, 15 naval ships led by the amphibious landing ship Dokdo, 21 armored landing vehicles as well as some 50 F-15 and KF-16 fighter jets.

    The five-day long drill includes simulations of beach assaults in wartime, operations of landing vehicles from ships and training to detect and eliminate sea mines.

    It is the first major exercise of the five branches since North Korea's attack on Yeonpyeong Island last November.

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