South Korea scrambles jets after detecting 180 North Korean warplanes

South Korea’s navy stated it scrambled fighter jets after detecting about 180 North Korean warplanes flying north of the navy border over 4 hours on Friday.

The North Korean plane flew north of the so-called tactical measure line, drawn to up 12 miles north of the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), South Korea’s navy stated in an announcement.

South Korea scrambled 80 plane, together with, F-35A stealth fighters, in response. About 240 plane taking part within the Vigilant Storm air workouts with the United States continued the drills, the navy stated.

A flight of 10 North Korean warplanes made related maneuvers final month, prompting South Korea to scramble jets.

The maneuvers got here after North Korea fired greater than 80 rounds of artillery into the ocean in a single day, and the launch of a number of missiles into the ocean on Thursday, together with a doable failed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

The launches prompted the United States and South Korea to increase air drills which have angered Pyongyang.