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North and South Korea pursue UAV tech

21st July 2016 - 05:21 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Both halves of the divided Korean peninsula are busy pursuing indigenous UAV technology, a situation highlighted by confirmation that North Korea has developed a small unmanned design.

The North Korean system was recently revealed in footage aired by state-run Korean Central Television. However, the clip actually dates back to August 2013, reflecting the secretive nature of the regime.

The fixed-wing UAV measures less than 1m long, and the national leader Kim Jong-un is seen examining it at a science and technology hall. The clip also shows the UAV, which is of unknown nomenclature and has a small nose-mounted camera, in …

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