US Navy nuclear attack submarine Michigan entered the South Korean port of Busan on Friday. This was reported by the KBC TV channel, showing the relevant footage.
The submarine is the largest in the world, it is armed with 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles and is capable of delivering pinpoint strikes against important strategic targets of the DPRK, the report says. According to the TV channel, this year “Michigan” visits the port of Busan for the second time. Her first visit took place on April 25, when the DPRK celebrated the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army.
A day earlier, the Ministry of National Defense of South Korea reported that the newest nuclear submarine of the US Navy Tucson, with a displacement of more than six thousand tons, visited the port of Jinhe (Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea Strait). The purpose of the visit was not reported. The boat uses the latest stealth technologies.
On Tuesday, two US Air Force B-1B strategic bombers conducted joint night maneuvers over the Korean Peninsula with Republic of Korea fighters, striking training targets in the Japan and Yellow Seas. The aircraft are based at the Andersen base on the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean.
At present, the situation in the region remains extremely tense due to the active development of Pyongyang’s nuclear missile program. In July, the DPRK conducted two ballistic missile tests, on August 29 and September 15 it carried out two more missile launches that flew over Japanese territory, and on September 3 announced the successful test of a hydrogen charge for an intercontinental ballistic missile warhead.