Soaring Eagle Exercise : South Korea Air Force
The South Korea Air Force recently commenced the Soaring Eagle exercise, a large-scale training program aimed at enhancing its combat capabilities and ensuring the country’s defense posture.
- The exercise comes amidst heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula following North Korea’s firing of a purported solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile.
- The Soaring Eagle exercise began at the Cheongju air base, situated 112 kilometers south of Seoul.
- Over 160 personnel and nearly 60 warplanes, including F-35A stealth fighters, F-15Ks, KF-16s, and KC-330 tanker transport aircraft, were mobilized for the exercise.
- The Soaring Eagle exercise plays a vital role in equipping the South Korea Air Force with swift response capabilities against increasing enemy provocations and threats.
- It allows the Air Force to verify its strike capabilities against various threat targets, ensuring optimal operational readiness.