The United States again sent a supersonic strategic bomber B-1B Lancer to South Korea after the DPRK launched an intercontinental ballistic missile

Last week, the American B-1B Lancer strategic bomber returned to the Korean Peninsula.

What is known

Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Koreaannounced the holding of joint exercises with the United States, in which the B-1B Lancer supersonic bomber was deployed to the peninsula. He was joined by several aircraft from each of the countries, including the fifth generation F-35A Lightning II fighter of the South Korean Air Force.

Experts say North Korea is sensitive tojoint exercises between the United States and South Korea, since its air force is one of the weakest links in the armed forces. This is due to the fact that North Korea does not have modern aircraft and qualified pilots.

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The US Air Force calls the B-1B Lancer the basis of Americanlong-range bombers that can strike anywhere in the world. At the same time, the aircraft can no longer carry nuclear weapons. The United States stepped up its activities in the region after Kim Jong-un announced in September that North Korea would become an "irreversible nuclear state." The plane returned to the peninsula due to the fact that the DPRK launched an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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