South Korea and the US have staged joint air drills with advanced F-35A fighter jets, the Air Force said, Report informs referring to Yonhap.

The exercise took place over South Korea, involving the latest-generation stealth fighters from both sides, as well as South Korean KF-16, F-15K and other aircraft, with a focus on enhancing joint operational capabilities, according to the Air Force.

During the exercise, the F-35As formed a joint team to train on defensive counter-air maneuvers, such as intercepting simulated enemy aircraft and cruise missiles, it said.

The US fighter jets arrived at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, 60 kilometers south of Seoul, on Wednesday from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan to join the exercise. US Air Force units stationed in South Korea do not operate F-35s.