Skip to comments.Inflatable drone deployed at NLL (South Korea)
Posted on 09/09/2013 10:03:24 PM PDT by TexGrill
An unmanned, helium-filled surveillance drone capable of operating 24 hours a day will be dispatched to Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, some 230 kilometers (142.9 miles) northwest of Seoul, a military official said Sunday.
The special-purpose inflatable craft, equipped with a state-of-the-art surveillance device, is expected to put movements of North Korean army across Baengnyeong Island under surveillance day and night, said the official.
After the shelling of nearby Yeongpyeong Island in Nov. 2010, the military recognized the need for a strategic craft to get intelligence on the movements of North Korean ships across the maritime border, the official said.
The Norths shelling of Yeongpyeong left four men dead, including two civilians, and was the first shelling of Korean soil since the 1950-53 Korean War. It strained inter-Korean relations already damaged by the sinking of the Cheonan warship eight months earlier.
Looking like a dirigible, the craft will be tethered to the ground by a steel cable. It will be capable of peering tens of kilometers into the North from the maritime border regardless of weather conditions in the Yellow Sea.
Data collected by the unmanned craft will be transmitted to the military command center in real time, said the official. It was reported that over 24 billion won ($22 million) was invested in the surveillance project.
Meanwhile, it was reported yesterday that Seoul and Washington will agree on a pre-emptive strike against Pyongyang should it show any sign of making a nuclear attack at a Korea-U.S. Security Consultative Meeting to be held in Seoul on Oct. 2.
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and then we were like
finally we were like
and as always we are resigned to be like
kinda like the hindenburg..minus the whole up in flames horrible death bit.