14 June 2017

News Story: Suspected N. Korean drone photographed THAAD site - S. Korean military

Earlier wreckage of a North Korean Drone (File Photo)
SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- A suspected North Korean drone spied on the site of a U.S. missile interceptor system in South Korea, military officials here said Tuesday.

The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a Sony-made camera was discovered last week on a mountain in Inje of Gangwon Province near the heavily fortified inter-Korean border by a local resident after it apparently crashed there.

The South's military collected it and analyzed the content of the 64-gigabyte memory chip.

"It was confirmed that (the craft) took photos of the THAAD site in Seongju," a South Korean defense official told reporters.

The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff earlier said the drone with a 2.4-meter wingspan and a 1.8-meter-long body is believed to have been flown by the North, as it's similar to the North Korean UAVs found in South Korean border regions in 2014.

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