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S. Korea's military holds precision-strike drills

All Headlines 11:12 July 06, 2017

SEOUL, July 6 (Yonhap) -- In yet another show of force against North Korea, South Korea's Navy and Air Force conducted joint live-fire drills in the East Sea on Thursday, officials said.

The exercise involved the 3,200-ton Yang Manchun destroyer, 14 other warships, the P-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft and Lynx multi-role planes, as well as FA-5, F-4E and KF-16 fighter jets.

They launched various types of guided missiles, including the Harpoon, Haeseong-I and AGM-65 Maverick, against an enemy's simulated maritime attack, according to the officials.

It came two days after the North fired a missile with intercontinental range.

On Wednesday, South Korea test-launched a Hyunmoo-2A ballistic missile into the East Sea in a combined missile training with the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) aimed at demonstrating the alliance capability to counter the North's threats. The USFK mobilized the MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile (ATACMS).

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