Agence France-PresseApril 11, 2014 02:02
South Korea and the United States kicked off their largest-ever joint air drill on Friday at a time of elevated military tensions with North Korea.
The so-called "Max Thunder" exercise, which is held twice a year, will last until April 25 and involve 103 aircraft and 1,400 service personnel, a South Korean air force spokesman said.
"In numerical terms, it's the largest exercise of its kind that we've done," the spokesman told AFP.
The last Max Thunder drill held in October-November last year involved 97 aircraft and some 1,000 troops.