02 June 2017

News Story: Six KF-16 jets to join Red Flag air combat drills in Alaska

SEOUL, June 1 (Yonhap) -- Six KF-16 fighter jets of South Korea headed to the U.S. state of Alaska on Thursday to take part in a multinational air combat training led by Pacific Air Forces.

The KF-16s took off at around 5:30 a.m., originally scheduled to arrive in Alaska about 10 hours later, according to South Korea's Air Force.

The flight distance to the Eielson Air Force Base, the venue for the annual RED FLAG-Alaska training, is some 7,700 kilometers.

It's slated to open on June 11 for a 11-day run.

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