The joint chiefs of staff of South Korea said in a statement in Seoul that its naval vessels will participate in the drills.
The three flattops are the USS Ronald Reagan, Nimitz and Theodore Roosevelt.
The first payoff is that the agreement offers assurances from Seoul that it recognizes China "strategic position in the region".
Seoul, Nov 10 South Korean warships will take part in upcoming joint drills involving three United States aircraft carriers in a fresh show of force against North Korea, a Seoul military official said today.
The upcoming practice is aimed at bolstering the South Korea-U.S. alliance's policy of "extended deterrence" against the North's nuclear and missile provocations, it added.
The objective of the exercise was to demonstrate the U.S. Navy's ability to "operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated strike force efforts", the navy said, adding that the three carrier strike groups will conduct training including "air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishment at sea, defensive air combat training, close-in coordinated maneuver".
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"Multiple carrier strike force operations are very complex, and this exercise in the Western Pacific is a strong testament to the U.S. Pacific Fleet's unique ability and ironclad commitment to the continued security and stability of the region".
President Trump's exchange of threats and insults with Pyongyang has done nothing to curb regional tensions and with South Korea and China suited either side of the hermit state, it is in their interests not to push for military action.
"I am very glad to see you again after four months", Moon said at the start of their bilateral summit held on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders' Meeting here in the Vietnamese city.
The Chinese president also underscored the importance of South Korea-China relations, saying the conditions on the Korean Peninsula were at a "pivotal" juncture.
It is feared the thawing tensions between South Korea and China could outrage tyrannical North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un who may launch a deadly nuclear strike at any time.
Though China has backed United Nations sanctions, USA officials want Chinese authorities to clamp down on unauthorised trade along the North Korean border.