Media: North Korea had launched the largest artillery exercises near the port of Wonsan
TOKYO, April 25 — RIA Novosti, Xenia Naka. The DPRK had launched the largest artillery exercises near the port of Wonsan, reported Yonhap news Agency citing government sources.
According to the Agency, thus, the DPRK celebrated the 85th anniversary of the founding of the army. Presumably, the exercise was attended by the country’s leader Kim Jong-UN.
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula has increased expectations that in honor of the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean people’s army, which is celebrated on Tuesday, North Korea may conduct a sixth nuclear test or to celebrate this day next rocket launches.
In early April, North Korea conducted a launch of a ballistic missile, which is reacted in the USA, having declared that are ready to use all means to influence Pyongyang. Then in the area of the Korean Peninsula had sent shock carrier battle group led by the nuclear aircraft carrier “Carl Vinson”. This week the us military reported that “Carl Vinson” will stay off the coast of Korea for about a month.
Sunday began joint exercises of the group joined her in the center of the Philippines destroyers of the Maritime self-defense forces of Japan”, Samidare” and “Ashigara”, and at the end of the week is expected to hold the same exercises with South Korean military.
Aboard the aircraft carrier “Carl Vinson” there are about seven dozen military aircraft and helicopters, including 24 carrier-based fighter-bomber F/A-18, ten air tankers, ten anti-submarine aircraft S-3A, six tactical anti-submarine helicopters SH-3H, four electronic intelligence aircraft and EA-6B, four aircraft distant radar detection E-2.
Along with the carrier strike group includes the guided missile cruiser Lake Champlain (CG-57) and destroyer Michael Murphy (DDG-112) and Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), equipped with early warning systems “aegis” (Aegis).