The United States and South Korea have put their fighters on standby and fired several surface-to-surface missiles in response to North Korea's latest missile test this morning (Wednesday), which involved firing three missiles at Japan.
Russian network RT reported:
The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said the Seoul Army had put about 30 F-15 fighter jets on standby and fired a Hyunmo-2 missile into the East Sea, while US forces also had a system in place. Fired the Army Tactical Missile (ATACMS) in the same direction. Both countries did so in retaliation for a series of missile tests in Pyongyang this morning.
According to the report, the Joint Chiefs of Staff also said that a similar "elephant walk" exercise, which included a number of newer F-35 fighter jets, took place a day before Pyongyang's latest test to "curb ballistic missile provocations."
According to the report, Pyongyang's 17th missile test this year came shortly after US President Joe Biden left Japan for Washington after his first five-day official visit to Asia.
North Korea reportedly fired three missiles this morning, possibly an intercontinental ballistic missile, and Seoul officials said the apparently ballistic missile had traveled about 360 kilometers between the continents and reached an altitude of 540 kilometers.