Tactics can help North Korean fighters take down American bombers

Tactics can help North Korean fighters take down American bombers 0
Tactics can help North Korean fighters take down American bombers 0

MIG-29 fighter of the Korean Air Force.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on September 25 announced at the United Nations that US President Donald Trump had `made a declaration of war`, so North Korea has the right to shoot down Washington’s strategic bombers even if they

Analysts believe that North Korea’s target in this tough statement is the US B-1B Lancer bombers that regularly patrol and practice near the country’s airspace.

According to Omar Lamrani, a senior military expert at Stratfor, with a relatively old air defense system consisting of MiG series fighters from the Soviet era as well as KN-06 surface-to-air missiles with similar features to the S system

`North Korea’s ground defense systems are unlikely to pose a threat to high-flying bombers, especially when they fly over the sea,` Lamrani emphasized.

Tactics can help North Korean fighters take down American bombers

American B-1B bomber.

Stratfor experts also believe that North Korea currently does not have enough reconnaissance means to track and detect US aircraft from long distances.

However, Lamrani believes that the North Korean air force could apply a surprise attack tactic, making it impossible for US bombers to react.

Normally, B-1B planes, when performing missions near North Korean airspace, will be escorted by many modern fighters from the US, South Korea or Japan, whose mission is to guard and shoot down interceptors of the North Korean government.

But in reality, both the US and North Korea are maintaining a ceasefire and are not in a state of war, making US and allied pilots susceptible to the close-range presence of North Korean fighter jets.

Taking advantage of this, North Korean fighters can quickly approach the US aircraft fleet and launch missiles to shoot down B-1B bombers and then quickly fly to the mainland, before the US escort fighters

However, experts warn that this action could spark a large-scale war, leading to a devastating outcome for North Korea and possibly US ally South Korea.

`North Korea is the one holding the advantage first, but if they shoot down a US bomber, they will have to pay a heavy price,` Lamrani said.

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