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Pentagon: North Korea Develops Unmanned Strike Aircraft From Stolen U.S. Target Drone
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5 March 2014 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 03/05/2014 5:38:02 PM PST by Steely Tom

North Korea has deployed an indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle capable of attacking ground targets based on stolen U.S. target drones, the Pentagon revealed in a report to Congress.

Images of the North Korean drone in flight were shown as part of a March 2013 military drill, the Pentagon report said.

“The drone appeared to be a North Korean copy of a Raytheon MQM-107 Streaker target drone,” the report said. “North Korean press coverage of the event described the UAV as being capable of precision strikes by crashing into the target.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cruisemissile; drone; nk; northkorea
This is news to me.
1 posted on 03/05/2014 5:38:03 PM PST by Steely Tom
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To: rdl6989; TigerLikesRooster; SevenofNine; Army Air Corps

Ping


2 posted on 03/05/2014 5:39:59 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Steely Tom

“The report omitted the fact that the launchers for the mobile ICBMs were exported from China in violation of United Nations sanctions on North Korea. China claimed the launchers were sold as timber haulers and that Pyongyang converted them to missile launchers.”

Timber Haulers, good one.


3 posted on 03/05/2014 5:41:22 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Steely Tom

Kamikaze Drone


4 posted on 03/05/2014 5:41:50 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: headstamp 2
Timber Haulers, good one.

B-52 pilots used to call NV SAMs "flying telephone poles."

5 posted on 03/05/2014 5:43:15 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Steely Tom

It’s an old GPS guided drone. Our current drones are so far ahead it could be considered an antique. It wouldn’t surprise me if they gave it to them as an active way to see what they were capable of. GPS is highly vulnerable, unlike the new systems.


6 posted on 03/05/2014 5:43:41 PM PST by drunknsage
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To: Steely Tom

7 posted on 03/05/2014 5:45:31 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: drunknsage

Thanks drunknsage.


8 posted on 03/05/2014 5:46:01 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Dallas59
That picture is comedy gold.
9 posted on 03/05/2014 5:48:30 PM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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10 posted on 03/05/2014 5:50:17 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Dallas59

That’s a lot of bling.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 5:50:31 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Dallas59

Er, dat’s a rotta bring.


12 posted on 03/05/2014 5:51:33 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Steely Tom
“The drone appeared to be a North Korean copy of a Raytheon MQM-107 Streaker target drone,” the report said. “North Korean press coverage of the event described the UAV as being capable of precision strikes by crashing into the target.”

So the North Koreans have developed a cruise missile larger than the German V-1 that is designed to hit a target. And this is progress how exactly?

13 posted on 03/05/2014 5:51:38 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg
And this is progress how exactly?

Well, it's progress for them anyway.

Pictures of the thing don't look too stealthy.

14 posted on 03/05/2014 5:52:58 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Not suprising Chia Chub want attention


15 posted on 03/05/2014 5:53:21 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Dallas59

I wonder how many of those officers have been victims of the current leader’s purges?


16 posted on 03/05/2014 5:53:23 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: SevenofNine

Putin is getting all the attention and Chia Head Jr. is feeling ronery.


17 posted on 03/05/2014 5:58:19 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Steely Tom

So... In most respects, it is -still- a target drone. Yes?


18 posted on 03/05/2014 6:01:14 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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So... In most respects, it is -still- a target drone. Yes?

Looks like it, yes.

Sorry if I engaged in thread alarmism.

The Bill Gertz byline made me think it was hugh.

19 posted on 03/05/2014 6:03:13 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Dallas59

WOW That’s a lot of awards and medals!

And these guys are only corporals.


20 posted on 03/05/2014 6:06:31 PM PST by kennyboy509 ( Ha! I kill me!!!)
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To: Dallas59
seeing how NK hasn't been to war since the 50's all those gongs must be for servicing Dear Leader or starving women and children or something...
21 posted on 03/05/2014 6:16:50 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Army Air Corps

OHH poor baby all I see he want attention oohhh poor baby LOL!


22 posted on 03/05/2014 6:17:52 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Dallas59

Michael Jackson costume contest?


23 posted on 03/05/2014 8:19:09 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Developed = New paint job!


24 posted on 03/05/2014 8:34:55 PM PST by DocJhn
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To: Jet Jaguar
We upgraded our target drones a bit. Think F-16.
http://video.boeing.com/services/player/bcpid1173939806001?bckey=AQ~~%2cAAAAukPAlqE~%2coAVq1qtdRjwBrIkHYj2MSytJiEK9s5fy&bclid=0&bctid=2684464741001

25 posted on 03/05/2014 9:20:29 PM PST by Eagle9
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To: Dallas59

What are those, Gay Pioneer merit badges?


26 posted on 03/06/2014 10:38:13 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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