This would be a pretty cool firepower demonstration to go and check out:
South Korean and U.S. armed forces will hold their largest live-fire exercise this week to mark the 62nd anniversary of the start of the Korean War, as tensions continue between the two Koreas, officials said yesterday.
The Friday exercise in Pocheon, Gyeonggi, near the tense border with the North will involve more than 2,000 troops, F-15K combat fighter planes, Apache attack helicopters and tanks, said officials at Seoul’s Ministry of National Defense.
The one-day drill, to be presided over by Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik, is aimed at displaying a watertight defense posture and war-fighting capabilities, ministry officials said.
An E-737 Airborne Early Warning and Control plane, dubbed “Peace Eye,” and T/A-50 light attack aircraft will take part in such a joint drill for the first time, officials said.
The drill plans to demonstrate how the allies would counter an attack by North Korean armed forces by re-enacting the invasion by the North 62 years ago, officials said. [Joong Ang Ilbo]