U.S. nuke-powered submarine arrives at S.Korea last week

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-11 12:30:51|Editor: Liangyu
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SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- A nuclear-powered U.S. submarine arrived last week at a port in South Korea as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) arrived on Oct. 7 at Jinhae, also known as Chinhae, in South Koreas southeastern region to make a port call, the U.S. Pacific Command said on its website.

An unnamed South Korean military official was quoted by Yonhap news agency as saying that another U.S. nuclear-powered submarine is scheduled to visit South Korea around this weekend.

The Ohio-class submarine USS Michigan (SSGN-727) would make a port call to Busan, South Koreas southeastern port city, according to the official.

It would be rare for two U.S. nuclear-powered submarines to stay in South Korea amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula. It was not known when the USS Tucson would leave South Korea.

Two U.S. strategic bombers, called B-1B Lancers, flew across South Korean land areas Tuesday night in an apparent show of force against the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The long-range U.S. supersonic bombers, escorted by South Korean fighter jets, conducted simulated air-to-ground missile firing drills in the eastern and western waters off South Korea, according to the military of South Korea.