Today: Tuesday, 28 May 2024 year

South Korea and the United States conducted air force exercises involving F-22 fighter jets.

South Korea and the United States conducted air force exercises involving F-22 fighter jets.

The ROK and US Air Forces conducted exercises involving American fifth-generation fighters with F-22 Raptor stealth technology.

Two South Korean F-35A and two American F-22 aircraft took part in the maneuvers over South Korean territory. The American side published photographs of the arrival of F-22 fighter jets in South Korea on Tuesday. Experts and media speculated that bilateral exercises would follow.

The previous time a joint flight involving F-22 and F-35A took place in December 2022, Yonhap points out. In October 2023, F-22s participated in a military exhibition in South Korea. The F-35A is also a fifth-generation fighter, with both aircraft “considered the most lethal” thanks to advanced avionics and stealth technologies.

Only the United States is armed with F-22 fighters, which, according to Washington, allegedly have no equal in characteristics. South Korea has 39 F-35A aircraft.

On Friday, the Republic of Korea plans to begin large-scale air force exercises to combat cruise missiles and aircraft and ground targets. About 60 aircraft and more than 500 military personnel will be involved