Korea, U.S., Canada to Stage Military Drills Near Jeju

  • By Lee Yong-soo

    June 20, 2017 11:42

    The Navy will hold joint drills with the U.S. and Canada in waters near Jeju on June 23-25, a spokesman said Monday.

    Korea will mobilize five warships including the Aegis destroyer Yulgok Yi Yi, P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft, and Lynx maritime helicopters.

    Also involved will be the Aegis guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey and MH-60R helicopters from the U.S. Navy, and from Canada two frigates, the HMCS Winnipeg and Ottawa, and SH-3 helicopters.

    They will practice tactical maneuvers, helicopter takeoff and landing training, joint interdiction operations, live-fire training, and others.

    The Korean and U.S. navies will conduct separate drills to detect and track ballistic missiles.

    The Canadian ships are currently conducting exercises in the Asian and Pacific waters to mark the country's 150th anniversary on July 1.

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