In the face of this kind of armed provocation by North Korea, the South Korean military also started a response drill for the second day.

It was a training in which a large number of stealth fighters capable of precision strikes were put in to avoid the opponent's radar network.

Reporter Kang Min-woo will tell you about this.

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runway at the air base was filled with the F-35A, the strongest fighter of the Korean Air Force.

[14:35 Second Guardian Alpha Sortie!]

While maintaining a dense formation, it moves slowly like an elephant walking in a herd.

This is the largest armed glide exercise called 'Elephant Walk'.

In case of an all-out war or emergency, fully armed fighters stand in line and wait in line to perform nonstop sortie on the runway.

The F-35A, which has excellent stealth capabilities, has an armed payload capacity of up to 8 tons, including precision guided bombs.

In addition, it has a combat action radius of more than 1,000 km, and is evaluated as a core attack asset of the Korean Air Force.

[Seo Wook/Minister of Defense: Clearly recognizing the fact that our Air Force's F-35 fighter is an invisible force that protects the Republic of Korea...


It is a warning that the F-35A can inflict lethal damage to key facilities at any time, and that it will deter any further North Korean provocations in advance.

It is the first time in 10 years that our military has released the Elephant Walk training.

During the 2012 ROK-US joint exercise, the Elephant Walk exercise of the Korean Air Force KF-16 and the US Air Force F-15 was released, but this is the first time that the South Korean Air Force's most elite fighter, the F-35A, has been deployed.

(Video coverage: Jeong Seong-hoon, CG: Lee Jong-jeong)