South Korea Conducts Integrated Air Defense Drill Against North Korean Drone Incursions

The South Korean military announced it will conduct an integrated air defense exercise on Thursday afternoon in Seoul and parts of Gyeonggi Province in response to North Korean drone incursions.

Source: YONHAP News

Led by the Capital Defense Command and the Capital Corps, the two-hour training session, beginning at 2 p.m. local time, aims to enhance the Army’s air defense capabilities. The exercise will simulate North Korean drone infiltrations, with military drones acting as enemy targets and helicopters tasked with intercepting them. The drill also includes procedures for collecting debris after drones are shot down.

The Army has informed the public that the exercise might cause temporary inconveniences and has requested their understanding and cooperation. This training is part of ongoing efforts to strengthen South Korea’s defense against potential aerial threats from North Korea.