US Anti-Missile System Spied On By Drone, South Korea Discovers

Ebony Scott
June 15, 2017

The North Korean drones recovered in South Korea were probably procured through front companies in China, with parts manufactured in China, the Czech Republic, Japan and the United States, it added.

South Korea and the United States agreed a year ago to deploy the THAAD unit in response to North Korea's relentless development of its ballistic missiles, and nuclear weapons, in defiance of U.N. sanctions.

The drone was found in a South Korean border town last Friday and South Korean investigators have discovered hundreds of photos in its Sony-made camera, a Defense Ministry official said, requesting anonymity because of department rules.

A suspected North Korean drone photographed a US missile defense system in South Korea before it crashed near the border where it was found last week, Seoul's Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

South Korea is deploying the US anti-missile defence system in the Seongju region, about 250 km (155 miles) from the border with North Korea, to counter a growing missile threat from the North.

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South Korea has repeatedly accused the North of flying suspected spy drones across the tense border. The pair will discuss economic cooperation as well as efforts to curb "the growing North Korean nuclear and missile threats", the White House said. "So, just so we have clarity on the way ahead", Mattis told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee. North Korea called the system a provocation aimed at bolstering USA military hegemony in the region. China also says the system does nothing to deter North Korea.

Who Did the Drone Belong to?

A year earlier a South Korean fisherman found the wreckage of a North Korean drone in his net near a frontline island south of the rivals' disputed Yellow Sea border.

South Korea's football association has said it wants to open talks with China and Japan over the possibility of a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, with North Korea also involved in an initiative aimed at easing tensions in the region. According to officials, Tuesdays drone was similar to those found back then, such as their "low technology features".

North Korea has touted its drone program in recent years, and South Korean officials believe its military has about 300 drones.

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