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Saturday, 09 September 2017 - 15:38
US and Japan conduct joint air drills
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Japanese F-15 fighter jets have conducted an air exercise with US B1-B bombers in the skies above the East China Sea, Japan's Air Self Defence Force said.

The joint drill comes as South Korea braces for a possible further missile test by North Korea as it marked its founding anniversary, just days after its sixth and largest nuclear test rattled global financial markets and further escalated tensions in the region.

The exercise involved two US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flying from Andersen Air Force Base on the US Pacific island territory of Guam, which were joined by two Japanese F-15 jet fighters.

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