December 09, 2023

US, ROK hold joint naval drill on defending against North Korean submarines

Expert says exercise seeks to improve responses to maritime infiltration as DPRK pushes to revamp its naval forces

The U.S. and South Korea kicked off three-day joint naval exercises in the East Sea on Monday, seeking to improve military readiness to defend against North Korean submarines and enemy provocations at sea.

The anti-submarine and maritime interdiction exercises are also aimed at enhancing joint operational capabilities and improving interoperability between the U.S. and South Korea navies, according to a ROK navy press release on Tuesday.