June 20, 2017 / 2:05 AM / a year ago

South Korea military to conduct joint drill with U.S. B-1B bombers on Tuesday

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s military plans to conduct a joint drill with two U.S. supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers on Tuesday as part of a scheduled exercise, a South Korean air force official said.

One of two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft is refueled during a mission to fly in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula June 20, 2017. U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis/Handout via REUTERS

The official told reporters during a briefing the drill will also involve two South Korean F-15K fighter jets without elaborating on the nature of the drill or when it will be carried out.

Reporting by Ju-min Park; Writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Michael Perry

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