The U.S. and South Korean navies will conduct joint maritime training in a few days using the participation from the USS Taxation nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) announced on Friday.Washington and Seoul will stage a combined Maritime Counter Special Operation Pressure (MCSOF) exercise, in addition to a drill with U.S. Navy carrier strike groups (CSG), in waters from the east and west coast of Columbia.The South Korean navy stated the joint drills could be conducted between October 16 and 20 to “prepare for maritime provocations by North Korea and improve the opportunity to implement combined operations.”The ROKN stated the allies would aim to grow their capacity to handle concerted and combined operations through anti-submarine warfare (ASW), missile alert drills, maritime interdiction operations (MIOs), and air defense operations, amongst others.Anti-aircraft and anti-ship guns is going to be fired throughout the exercise, the navy added.“The training is really a regular combined someone to get ready for the specter of various maritime provocations by North Korea and also to strengthen interoperability between your South and also the U.S.,” Vice Admiral Jung Jin-sup, South Korean chief of naval operations, stated inside a written statement.“Both the South Korean and U.S. Navy will firmly conserve a combined maritime defense posture having a strong will to instantly repulse any type of enemy provocations to safeguard the Republic of Korea.”The nuclear-powered supercarrier USS Taxation (CVN 76) and also the South’s Sejong the truly amazing-class led-missile destroyers (KDX III) will have fun playing the maritime exercises, together with around 40 other vessels.The U.S. and South Korean airforces is going to be also mobilized, including, amongst others, the land-based and lengthy-range P-3C Orion Maritime patrol aircraft, the Lynx, Wildcat, UH-60, MH-60R and AH-64E helicopters, and also the F-15k, FA-18, A-10 fighter jets.The U.S. seventh Fleet on Thursday also announced the ROK Navy and air pressure, in cooperation using the U.S.’s Seventh Fleet, Off-shore Air Forces’ seventh Air Pressure, and Eighth Army will stage combined joint operations and exercises.The fleet stated the Maritime Counter Special Operations Forces Exercise (MCSOFEX) would “promote communications, interoperability, and partnership within the seventh Fleet section of operations.”Washington has in recent days tried to increase pressure on Pyongyang by deploying proper military assets towards the Korean peninsula.U.S. Naval Forces Korea on Friday announced the USS Michigan (SSGN 727) Ohio-class led-missile submarine had showed up in Busan.The nuclear-powered submarine is among the world’s largest, calculating 170 meters (560 ft) lengthy and weighing greater than 18,000 tons.The vessel is transporting Tomahawk cruise missiles, used through the U.S. in early April attack on Syria’s Shayrat airbase.The U.S. Navy said the submarine is capable of doing “supporting Special Operation Forces (SOF) missions” and supplying “unprecedented strike and special operation mission abilities from the stealthy, clandestine platform.”The La-class attack submarine the USS Tucson (SSN 770) pulled in to the U.S. Fleet Activities Chinhae base on October 7 “as a part of its deployment towards the Indo-Asia-Off-shore region,” the U.S. Navy stated on Tuesday.“Measuring greater than 360 ft lengthy, Tucson is among the stealthiest and many advanced submarines on the planet,Inches the navy stated inside a written statement.“It is capable of doing supporting numerous missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, surveillance, and reconnaissance.”The U.S. marine forces stated the nuclear-powered attack submarine can also be outfitted with twelve vertical launch tubes for Tomahawk cruise missiles and 4 torpedo tubes.Two U.S. B-1B Lancer bombers travelled within the Korean peninsula in a show of pressure night, conducting air-to-surface missile-firing drills within the Ocean of Japan (known in Korea because the East Ocean) and also the Yellow Ocean.The U.S. Airforce stated the drill was the “first time” that B-1B Lancer strategic bombers had conducted night time combined training with Japan Air Self-Defense Pressure (JASDF) and also the Republic of Korea Air Pressure (ROKAF).Edited by Oliver HothamFeatured Image: U.S. Off-shore Command (PACOM), file photoThe U.S. and South Korean navies will conduct joint maritime training in a few days using the participation from the USS Taxation nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) announced on Friday. 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