South Korea has conducted a joint drill with a US supersonic B-1B strategic bomber. The North Korean state media said that the military exercises was “a nuclear bomb dropping role drill” and were held on Monday. However, Moon Sang-gyun, a South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman did not provide details on what was drilled during the exercises.
The South Korea-USA military drill took place after North Korea tested a new shor-range ballistic missile. The missile traveled about 450km and landed in the Sea of Japan, some 300 kilometers from Japan’s islands. The fired missile was reportedly a North Korean modification of the Soviet Scud-type projectile.
The North Korean media declared the launch a success on Tuesday, adding that it is “capable of making ultra-precision strike on the enemies’ objects at any area.”
Photos of the ballistic missile test released by the North Korean state media: