February 21, 2024

North Korea flies 12 fighter jets and bombers in apparent firing drills: Seoul

South Korea mobilizes some 30 aircraft after DPRK warplanes breach ‘special reconnaissance line’ during firing drill

A dozen North Korean jets conducted a firing drill in formation on Thursday afternoon, following the DPRK’s launch of two short-range ballistic missiles earlier in the day, South Korea’s military told NK News. 

Eight North Korean fighter jets and four bombers flew in formation north of the inter-Korean air border at around 2 p.m. for around an hour, appearing to carry out air-to-surface firing exercises, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.