The South Korean army announced, on Monday, the start of some anti missile military exercises alongside the United States of America and Japan, because of some information that the North Korean regime will soon test a ballistic missile launched from a submarine, according to Yonhap.
The military exercises will take place in Japan waters and nearby the Korean peninsula. This is the first trilateral military operation since North Korea successfully tested the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile at the end of November of this year.
The joint military exercises will end tomorrow. South Korea, Japan and the United States will use the Seoae Ryu Seong Ryong Aegis destroyer belonging to South Korea, the Stethem and Decatur destroyers belonging to the United States as well as the Japan warship Chokai Aegis.
According to a press release issued by the South Korea authorities, the exercises include a computer simulated test to detect and track a ballistic missile and extracting information.
This is the sixth round of anti missile military exercises between South Korea, United States and Japan after the two that took place in 2016 and three that took place in 2017.
According to information presented by South Korea’s intelligence, the North Korean regime might soon test a new ballistic missile launched from a submarine.
“We are closely monitoring missile installations in North Korea. So far we don’t have clues regarding an imminent threat but we are fully prepared for a response” a representative of the South Korea Defense department said in a statement.