July 01, 2020 08:47
Korea mobilized an aerial tanker to send rotational troops to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday.
This is the first time Korea has used an aerial tanker in such a way.
The Defense Ministry said Tuesday, "The deployment of the aerial tanker ensures the safety of troops and saves costs."
Usually the troops use chartered flights, but they have become difficult to arrange due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The tanker left Incheon International Airport with some 130 soldiers of the Akh Unit. It will return to Korea on Friday carrying the previous shift of troops home.
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