Hit the Bull’s Eye!”: Korean and U.S. Army conduct joint tactical drill

The 7th Army Artillery Brigade con­firmed its shoot­ing capa­bil­i­ties through Korea‑U.S. joint tac­ti­cal exer­cise. The Brigade con­duct­ed a real­is­tic artillery exer­cise in a train­ing field in Gang­won Province from 30 April to 2 May com­mand­ing the ROK‑U.S. com­bined artillery bat­tal­ions.

The 7th Army Artillery Brigade’s Artillery Bat­tal­ion sol­diers car­ry out a shoot­ing exer­cise using live ammu­ni­tion with a K‑9 self-pro­pelled gun dur­ing a Korea‑U.S. joint tac­ti­cal exer­cise. Pro­vid­ed by the unit
Source: MND, Repub­lic of Korea
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The Kore­an brigade checked counter-fire war­fare capa­bil­i­ties in tan­dem with counter-bat­tery detec­tion radar of the U.S. artillery bat­tal­ion. The for­mer unit car­ried out a live artillery drill in prepa­ra­tion for emer­gen­cies com­ply­ing with the request of a U.S. obser­va­tion team to shoot in order to max­i­mize com­bined oper­a­tions capa­bil­i­ties military. 

This joint drill seemed to be even­tu­al­ly arranged thanks to the firm ties and coop­er­a­tive rela­tion­ship that the Kore­an bat­tal­ion has estab­lished through close coop­er­a­tion with the U.S. unit since 2005. 

For exam­ple, the two sides have built a long-term trust rela­tion­ship with each oth­er through bilat­er­al research­es on tac­ti­cal sys­tem, steady rec­i­p­ro­cal vis­its and good­will activ­i­ties like inter-unit ath­let­ic meets. 

What was spe­cial­ly note­wor­thy about this exer­cise was that it was that the two units have sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly pre­pared for the drill by joint­ly recon­noi­ter­ing the topo­graph­i­cal fea­tures of the land three times and by hav­ing sev­er­al tac­ti­cal dis­cus­sions since this Jan­u­ary to make the drill realistic. 

“I love Korea more than any­one else. I hope this exer­cise will make the alliance between the two coun­tries far more cement­ed,” said the com­man­der of the U.S. 15th Artillery Bat­tal­ion who par­tic­i­pat­ed in the drill. “This artillery exer­cise com­bined with the best self-pro­pelled artillery bat­tal­ion in the world drill was a spe­cial mem­o­ry I’ll nev­er forget.” 

The Kore­an artillery brigade is sched­uled to con­duct anoth­er com­bined tac­ti­cal exer­cise from May 21 to 24 that its com­po­nent bat­tal­ion and the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division’s 210th Fires Brigade par­tic­i­pate in. 

Min­istry of Nation­al Defense[MND], Repub­lic of Korea 

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