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North Korea bases UAV on American model

Korea: North Korea has developed a UAV based on a US target drone. The Congressionally-mandated annual report of Department of Defense on the North Korean military reveals images of the UAV in flight during March 2013 military exercises. The report concludes that the UAV appears to be a copy of a Raytheon MQM-107 Streaker target drone. The drone also was shown on a cruise missile simulator that was shot down by a mobile surface-to-air missile.

North Korea reportedly purchased several Streaker drones from Syria. The North Korean drone was first disclosed by South Korean intelligence in February 2012. The drones are outfitted with explosives and several tests had been carried out several years ago.

Source: c4isr