The United States has flown a supersonic heavy bomber from its Guam base over the Korean Peninsula during a joint military drill with South Korea.
The B-1B Lancer bomber flew from Guam and joined the massive joint aerial drills over the peninsula on Wednesday, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
“Through the drill, the South Korean and US air forces displayed the allies’ strong intent and ability to punish North Korea when threatened by nuclear weapons and missiles,” the JCS said in a statement.
The US and South Korea kicked off the five-day war games — called Vigilant Ace — on Monday, with more than 200 aircraft, which have been conducting mock attacks on North Korea in different war scenarios.
The American B-1B bomber, also referred as the “Bone,” is a heavy strategic bomber capable of delivering non-precision gravity bombs.