U.S sends F-35A fighter jets to South Korea

U.S sends F-35A fighter jets to South Korea to participate in drills

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said in a statement: “The deployment at this time is intended to demonstrate the strong deterrence capability and common defensive posture of the South Korea-U.S. alliance, as well as to improve coordination between the two air forces.”

The move comes after South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden reached an agreement on the deployment of U.S. strategic assets in May.

The most recent public deployment of fifth-generation U.S. fighter jets to South Korea took place in December 2017, when the two allies conducted routine training called Vigilant Ace.