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Watch South Korean and U.S. combat planes drop bombs on range hills during massive show of force

That’s a live firing exercise!

The following video was filmed in mid August 2015, at Seungjin Training Field, South Korea, during 2015 Integrated Live Fire Exercise.

It shows, among the others, ROKAF (Republic Of Korea Air Force) F-15Ks and KF-16s, dropping bombs on the range, ROKA AH-64, MD500 and KUH-1 helicopters, MRLS as well as some U.S. Air Force A-10s using its GAU-8 Avenger 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-type.

The drills were also supported by a South Korean Boeing 737 AEW&C Peace Eye that can be seen at the beginning of the video releasing flares.

The interesting footage shows an air power demo (to flex muscles against North Korea and China) rather than actual firing training: needless to say, no combat plane would ever use purple or yellow smoke during a real combat sortie.

Many thanks to @andiegewehre for the heads-up


Watch this video: can you believe North Korea’s geriatric Air Force can “reduce enemies to ashes”?

Can you really believe Korean People’s Army Air Force can reduce enemy to ashes?

They seem to believe it.

Mig-21 NK

In the following video, personnel of the North Korean Air Force proudly affirm that they are in full readiness to attack and annihilate their enemies at one blow. Among them: U.S. and South Korea.

Unfortunately, based on their uniform, flight gear and aircraft, the following video looks like it was filmed in the ’60s or ’70s.

Obsolete Mig-21, Shenyang F-6 and more recent (still quite old) Su-25 and Mig-29 jets would not have an easy life against ROKAF F-16s and F-15s. Not to mention U.S. fighters and bombers.

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The two Koreas come close to aerial combat. Once again.

The Chosunilbo news website reported that during late October South Korean fighter jets were scrambled after North Korean planes came very close to the border.

The incident took place after Pyongyang threatened to attack the Imjingak pavilion if Seoul allowed activists to send leaflets to the North.

Chosun quoted a government source as saying “Four or Five North Korean Mig jets crossed over the ‘tactical action line’ as far south as Kaesong, prompting us to mobilize KF-16 fighters“.

The tactical action line is a virtual line that the South Korean military has designated 20 to 50km north of the Demilitarized Zone and the Northern Limit Line. It was created in so as to give South Korea the time to react to any Northern provocation.

On Sept. 21, South Korean F-15K scrambled in response to North Korea boats’ Northern Limit Line violation.

Richard Clements for TheAviationist.com

Image credit: The Aviationist’s Tony Lovelock