Posted : 2015-08-31 10:58
Updated : 2015-08-31 11:27
ROK, US military show off combat readiness
South Korean army's K1A1                                                                                                                                                           Korea Times Photo by Choi Won-suk

 

The atmosphere was tense around the Seungjin Army Training Center in Pocheon, north of Seoul, Monday, before South Korea and the United States' large-scale joint live-fire exercise.

Some 3,000 spectators, including the public, journalists and soldiers from the two nations, made little noise while waiting to watch the military exercise at a time when tension was high on the Korean Peninsula.

Tension was heightened in the wake of North Korea's Aug. 4 landmine explosion inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which maimed two South Korean soldiers.

The exercises have taken place four times this month. President Park Geun-hye observed the last one held on Friday.


 
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South Korean army's Surion helicopter                                                                                                                                      Korea Times Photo by Choi Won-suk

 

Parachuting                                                                                                                                                                                    Korea Times Photo by Choi Won-suk

 

Biho, self-propelled 30mm anti-aircraft gun                                                                                                                                Korea Times Photo by Choi Won-suk

 

Flames during the South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills                                                                                              Korea Times Photo by Choi Won-suk

 

South Korean army's AH-1S helicopter                                                                                                                                       Korea Times Photo by Choi Won-suk

 

South Korean Air Force's KF-16                                                                                                                                                   Korea Times Photo by Choi Won-suk

 

Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS)                                                                                                                                   Korea Times Photo by Choi Won-suk

 

South Korean army's Surion helicopter                                                                                                                                      Korea Times Photo by Choi Won-suk