S. Korean Navy Conducts Drills on Three Seasl2017-03-24 10:32
The drills, marking the second anniversary of the West Sea Defense Day which commemorates the deadly inter-Korean military clashes in the Yellow Sea, involved the four-thousand-400-ton destroyer, Daejoyeong.
A three-thousand-200-ton destroyer and 20 other Navy warships and submarines were also deployed during the one-day drills, along with AW-159 Wildcat lynx helicopters.
In the East Sea and the Yellow Sea, the First and Second Fleets of the Navy conducted drills simulating fending off a marine infiltration of North Korea’s special forces.
The Third Fleet exercised defending against rear attacks on the sea off Mokpo and other Southwestern coastal areas, while carrying out live-fire drills to defend major facilities.
Brig. Gen. Kim Myung-soo of the Navy said the South will not forget the sacrifices of 55 South Korean soldiers killed during the clashes with the North in the Yellow Sea, adding it will severely punish the North if it makes any more provocations.