SEOUL, June 16, (APP): Yellow Sea : South Korean Navy simulates re pulsing North Attack
The three-day exercise in the Yellow Sea is aimed at practicing responses to simulated incursions by North Korean vessels and aircraft, the South's navy said in a statement.
The maneuvers will involve 20 naval ships, including an Aegis destroyer, as well as 10 aircraft including anti-submarine helicopters.
“If the enemy commits provocative acts again in the Yellow Sea , we are prepared to act swiftly, precisely and sufficiently in order to turn the site of provocation into their own tombs," the navy statement said.
The two Koreas fought bloody naval battles near the sea border known as the Northern Limit Line (NLL) in 1999, 2002 and 2009.
Live-fire drills in the area invariably spark an angry reaction from the North.
Cross-border tensions have been running high ever since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and a long-range rocket launch the following month.