29 May 2017

News Story: N.K. media claims S. Korea's UAV violated its airspace

An IAI Heron UAV (Image: Wiki Commons)
SEOUL, May 27 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's state media claimed Saturday that the South Korean military's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) violated its airspace this week, calling it a "grave military provocation."

An official from the South Korean military dismissed the claim as "untrue," saying it carried out a "normal operation as planned."

The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the South's surveillance plane, called Heron, flew over its western border area four times between 7:46 a.m. and 8:40 p.m. on Friday.

The KCNA said that the alleged violation was grave as it came when the United States brought its four Global Hawk spy drones and some 100 military personnel to Yokoda Air Base in Japan from their base in Guam on the pretext of avoiding a typhoon.

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