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South Korea wants to detect enemy UAVs

Apr. 3, 2014 - 03:45AM   |  
By MICHAEL PECK   |   Comments
A Beechcraft MQM-107 Streaker on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. North Korea has UAVs believed to be modeled on the 107D.
A Beechcraft MQM-107 Streaker on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. North Korea has UAVs believed to be modeled on the 107D. (Air Force)
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South Korea wants radar systems that can spot North Korean UAVs. Its existing systems misidentify small aircraft as birds, according to a South Korean Army official quoted by the Yonhap news service.

In addition, the nation's Defense Acquisition Program Administration,is scrambling to resume a blimp development project that it had delayed due to technical problems, according to the report.

The sudden push for better surveillance comes after two North Korean UAVs were found over the last week on Baengnyeong Island, south of the Korean maritime border, and at Paju, south of the Demilitarized Zone.

North Korea is believed to be using UAVs based on 1970s U.S. MQM-107D Streaker targeting drones obtained from Syria.

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