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Friday, April 10, 2015

S.Korea, US to hold joint air force exercises for two weeks

F/A-50 Golden EagleCombined forces of South Korea and the United States plan to hold the joint air force exercises for two weeks to beef up their combined defense capability, the South Korean Air Force said Friday.

The first round of "Max Thunder" drill kicks off from Friday, scheduled to run until April 24, the Air Force said in a statement.

The first round will mobilize about 100 warplanes and some 1,400 soldiers from the two countries. The exercise is held twice a year on the Korean Peninsula to simulate air battles with enemy forces through realistic training. This year, it will be conducted three times.

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