Attack of the Drones! The United States has begun deploying attacking drones to South Korea. They are dong this because North Korea has increased their nuclear and missile programs.
Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are permanently stationed at the Kunsan Air Base – which is 150 miles south of Seoul.
“The stationing of this company, which will be assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division, directly supports the U.S. Army’s strategic plan to add one Gray Eagle company to each division in the Army,” U.S. Forces Korea said in a press release.
“The UAS adds significant intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability to U.S. Forces Korea and our [Republic of Korea] partners.”
*** They are doing this because North Korea is continuing to threaten its neighbors with frequent missile tests.
Last week, North Korea fired four missiles into the Sea of Japan in a practice run for hitting U.S military bases in Japan.
The Grey Eagle drones fly for 24 straight hours and can carry four Hellfire missiles, according to the Army.
A South Korean official had this dire warning:
“In case of a war on the Korean Peninsula, the unmanned aircraft could infiltrate into the skies of North Korea and make a precision strike on the war command and other major military facilities,” the official said.
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Their sycophantic psychopathic leader wants to start a war. Do you think Donald Trump will stop him?? YES or NO? (h/t The Hill)