Suspicious Drone Shot Down near S.Korean THAAD Base

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 11:56 AM, January 18, 2023
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Suspicious Drone Shot Down near S.Korean THAAD Base
U.S. THAAD base in Seongju, South Korea @via local media

A drone flew near U.S. THAAD missile defense unit in South Korea on Tuesday, weeks after five North Korean drones intruded its airspace.

Military and police personnel resumed search for the presumed civilian drone, which is thought to have crashed after flying near the said base located in Seongju, 217km south of capital Seoul. Investigations are on to find out who sent the drone and for what purpose.

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Chances appear low that the drone was mobilized for espionage, Army officials told local media.

U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) personnel are known to have first detected the drone flying toward the base at 12:54 p.m. on January 17 and used a jamming gun to bring it down, according to defense sources.

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