U.S. bomber to fly over South Korea
The United States’ supersonic bomber will conduct a flight a flight over South Korea on Tuesday, Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday, citing an official at the U.S. Forces in Korea (USFK).
Initially the flight was planned for Monday, but was rescheduled because of a bad weather.“Due to inclement weather conditions, the engagement at Osan Air Base scheduled for today has been postponed,”
Yonhap quoted USFK spokesman Christopher Bush saying in a statement.
According to Yonhap, the USFK originally planned two B-1B Lancers to fly over the skies of South Korea on Monday morning, flanked by South Korean F-15K and one U.S. F-16 fighter jets. Still the plans were postponed till Tuesday morning.
The flight is aimed to become a show of force against North Korea after its fifth nuclear test.
In August, the U.S. Air Force forward deployed the B-1B bomber in the U.S. Pacific Command's Andersen Air Force Base on Guam partly to better counter the North's nuclear and missile threats.