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South Korea, U.S. hold first joint short-range air defense exercise Updated: 2017-09-30 14:32:25 KST

South Korean and American forces have held their first joint short-range air defense drill as the allies work to counter threats posed by North Korea.
The U.S. Pacific Command says the drill, held in Pocheon, north of Seoul, involved South Korea's air defense unit and the troops from the U.S.' 6th Battalion and 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment.
The date of the drill was not given.
The exercise was aimed at allowing South Korean and American troops to get familiar with each other's weapon systems and capabilities.
It also helps train forces to take out inbound low-altitude aerial threats like North Korean jets, transport planes and helicopters.
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