South Korean officials:
Suspected North Korea drone spied on U.S. anti-missile system

South Korea deploying U.S. anti-missile defense system 250 km from North Korea border to counter growing missile threat from North.

Mordechai Sones ,

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor launched at successful test
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor launched at successful test
צילום: Reuters
A suspected North Korean drone has taken photographs of an advanced U.S. anti-missile battery in South Korea before it crashed while apparently on its way back home, Reuters quotes the South Korean military as saying today (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 drone was suspected to be from North Korea, the official added.

South Korea is deploying the U.S. anti-missile defense 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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