A suspected North Korean drone had taken photographs of an advanced U.S. anti-missile battery in South Korea before it crashed on its way home, the South Korean military said on Tuesday.
The drone, mounted with a camera, was found last week in a forest near the border with North Korea. It was similar in size and shape to a North Korean drone found in 2014 on an island near the border.
“We confirmed that it took about 10 photos,” of the anti-missile system, known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), a South Korean Defense Ministry official said by telephone.
The SONY camera contained hundreds of photos from South Korea, including at least ten aerial pictures of the THADD system. Some of the pictures were taken barely a mile from the ground.
The THADD system is currently deployed along the border of South Korea to defend against a potential ballistic missile strike from North Korea.
America is financing the defense system in the hopes of protecting our ally from the neighboring rogue state. North Korea is exceptionally dangerous, despite barely being able to launch a drone.
North Korea is like a toddler with a rifle. A backward and starving nation, North Korea poses little threat beside their ballistic missile arsenal which, increasingly, is becoming capable of facilitating nuclear weapons.
The neighbors are technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce and not a peace treaty.
South Korea and the United States agreed last year 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
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