Joint missile detection and tracking exercise held

South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense announced on the 14th that South Korea, the United States, Japan, and Australia will conduct a joint ballistic missile detection and tracking exercise “Pacific Dragon” in the waters of Hawaii in the United States in early August.

According to Yonhap News Agency reported on the 14th, it is reported that the “Pacific Dragon” joint exercise will be held during the 2022 Pacific Rim military exercise. may participate. The defense ministers of South Korea, the United States and Japan held talks in Singapore on the occasion of attending the 19th Asian Security Conference (Shangri-La Dialogue). They agreed that the three countries need to strengthen security cooperation to deal with nuclear and missile threats. exercise.

The exercise will be conducted by detecting, tracking and intercepting target bombs. Although the exercise time is scheduled from August 1 to 14, it may be adjusted due to weather factors or the schedule of the Rim of the Pacific military exercise.

Previously, the ROK Navy had also held joint ballistic missile testing and tracking exercises with the United States, Japan and other countries when participating in the Rim-Pacific military exercise, but the situation of the exercises in 2018 and 2020 was not disclosed to the outside world.

On the other hand, the South Korean government plans to hold more than two South Korea-US-Japan missile warning exercises in the second half of this year. The exercise is carried out in the form of computer simulation or launching missiles to simulate missile threats but not intercepting them. It was held three times last year and only once this year.

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