PYONGYANG, April 5 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) denies any link to a drone that crashed during its live-fire drill earlier this week, official news agency KCNA reported Saturday.
"An unidentified drone added disgrace to the South," said an unnamed spokesman with the Korean People's Army's strategy department.
"After the unidentified crashed drone incident, the South Korean authorities ... made it public that they had also tested a ballistic missile against Pyongyang," said the spokesman, accusing Seoul of exaggerating Pyongyang's "normal" and "self-defense" rocket launches.
"On the other hand, it has secretly tested a 500 km ballistic missile on March 23. This is a vivid example of the U.S.'s double standard," he said. The U.S. should also stop its shameless double standard in criticizing Pyongyang's countermeasures, the spokesman said.
The Republic of Korea (ROK)'s defense ministry said Friday the country had test-fired an extended range ballistic missile and would develop a longer range missile capable of striking all parts of the DPRK.
A ROK military official alleged a DPRK drone crashed Monday on ROK's Baengnyeong Island, on the countries' border, and was believed to have been launched from an airport on DPRK's west, after the two countries exchanged artillery fire across the sea boundary.
A similar drone was discovered in Paju, south of the demilitarized zone, on March 24, and was found to contain photos of military installations and the residential quarters of Seoul's presidential compound, according to ROK's media.
SEOUL, April 1 (Xinhua) -- An unidentified unmanned airplane fell in one of the five South Korean islands near the inter-Korean western sea border, Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday, citing a government source.
The unmanned aerial vehicle crashed at around 4 p.m. Monday local time in the Baengnyeong Island, just south of the Northern Limit Line (NLL), or the disputed maritime border between the two Koreas, said the source. Full story
SEOUL, April 2 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was believed to fly a drone for the surveillance purpose to one of the five South Korean islands just south of the inter-Korean western sea border where Pyongyang conducted its live- fire drill earlier this week, Seoul's presidential official said Wednesday. Full story
SEOUL, April 2 (Xinhua) -- South Korea was reportedly considering purchasing advanced surveillance radar to spot small- sized, low-flying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) dispatched from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Full story
SEOUL, April 4 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's top military officer said Friday that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will possibly advance into pilotless aircrafts with a "suicide" function, which will enable Pyongyang to conduct a kamikaze-style suicide attack with small- sized UAVs. Full story