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South Korean intelligence spoke about the number and characteristics of the DPRK UAV

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South Korean intelligence spoke about the number and characteristics of the DPRK UAV

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Currently, North Korea has approximately 500 unmanned aerial vehicles belonging to 20 different types. This was reported by the South Korean news agency Yonhap, citing the secretary of the parliamentary intelligence committee, Yoo Sang-beom, who received information from the country's intelligence service.

It should be noted that back in 2012, the DPRK acquired several American MQM-107 Streaker UAVs in the Middle East. North Korea also has Soviet-made unmanned aerial vehicles in service.

According to the South Korean side, currently the unmanned aviation North Korea is represented mainly by small UAVs. They have dimensions from 1 to 6 meters, their flight range cannot yet be called large either.

Development of larger long-range reconnaissance drones, however, is already underway. The National Intelligence Agency of the Republic of Korea, however, is convinced that the development of medium and large drones is at an early stage. This means that in the near future the Korean People's Army Air Force is unlikely to receive them into service.

However, if the DPRK receives high-tech sensors and other equipment, the process of creating larger and longer-range unmanned aerial vehicles will accelerate. In addition, Pyongyang is now demonstrating an increased interest in the opportunities provided by unmanned aircraft.

For example, on December 26, the South Korean military department reported five North Korean unmanned aerial vehicles intrusion into the airspace of the country. Despite its military-technical capabilities, the air defense of the Republic of Korea was unable to shoot down the North Korean drones. They disappeared from air defense radar - probably returned to North Korean territory. This incident seriously alarmed the South Korean leadership.
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  1. Andrey Karpov
    Andrey Karpov 5 January 2023 15: 30
    -1
    even the small DPRK has a lot of drones. and we, with such a potential, produce 20 pieces per month. shame.
    1. SaLaR
      SaLaR 5 January 2023 15: 42
      +10
      It’s dangerous to cut the budget there, they can cut it themselves
      1. isv000
        isv000 5 January 2023 15: 55
        -1
        Quote: SaLaR
        It’s dangerous to cut the budget there, they can cut it themselves

        yes The little boy, when he accepted the post, fed his uncle to the dogs, did not hesitate ...
        1. smart fellow
          smart fellow 7 January 2023 11: 33
          0
          The little boy, when he accepted the post, fed his uncle to the dogs, did not hesitate ...

          He is not a boy, but the leader of the state. The uncle is not native, he is just the aunt's husband. They didn't feed him to the dogs, but they shot him. For business. He leased iron ore and coal deposits to the Chinese, the Chinese also built a thermal power plant and agricultural farms on the leased lands, leased the economic maritime zone for 25 or 50 years, which is why the Koreans rushed into Russian waters. they could not fish and squid at home. Naturally, he pocketed several tens of millions of dollars, there the account went into billions, and he squandered the money earned by "hard work" in casinos and on expensive whores in China. He tried to run the country behind Kim Jong-un's back, considering him an inexperienced "boy". By the way, a year before his death, Kim Jong Il appointed his son head of the Ministry of State Security of the DPRK.
    2. Luka Nord
      Luka Nord 5 January 2023 15: 43
      +1
      Quote: Andrey Karpov
      even the small DPRK has a lot of drones. and we, with such a potential, produce 20 pieces per month. shame.

      The first whiner appeared from the NSA TsSPo ..
      North Korea is in which case the second front of Russia and China against the United States ...
      And everything will be powerful there (without Yao) .. It's time to expel the Anglo-Saxons from all regions of the world.
      We in Russia also do not sit idly by and are looking for pressure contacts .. And the main thing is in Syria !!!
      1. VasyaRules
        VasyaRules 5 January 2023 15: 48
        +5
        You need to have a snack before carrying something like that.
    3. SergeyB
      SergeyB 5 January 2023 16: 42
      0
      Quote: Andrey Karpov
      even the small DPRK has a lot of drones. and we, with such a potential, produce 20 pieces per month. shame.

      What are you carrying!?
      North Korea only has about 500 drones, there are also ancient Soviet devices.
      We have more than 1,5 thousand Orlans alone. And several hundred other UAVs.
      1. gsev
        gsev 6 January 2023 00: 09
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        Quote: SergeyB
        North Korea only has about 500 drones,

        But in the DPRK, designers can organize mass production of engines and polymers for drones faster than Russian ones.
      2. smart fellow
        smart fellow 7 January 2023 11: 59
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        In other news they wrote that 1000 UAVs. In fact, no one except the Koreans themselves knows how many UAVs they have. The basis for the development of heavy UAVs was the American MQM-107 Streaker and possibly other American UAVs received from the Middle East, incl. from Iran.
  2. Alex242
    Alex242 5 January 2023 15: 46
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    Quote: Andrey Karpov
    even the small DPRK has a lot of drones. and we, with such a potential, produce 20 pieces per month. shame.

    - yes, not twenty, probably, now production has more or less improved ..... (judging by the reports from the front) ...
    1. karabas-barabas
      karabas-barabas 6 January 2023 22: 20
      0
      Quote: Alex242
      improved production...

      Are they Maviki and Dijai from Ali Express, mobilized with the money of their relatives? In the Russian Federation, they simply cannot do it faster, better and cheaper than in China, even if they are forced to do it for free. This is of course small tactical drones with a camera. Aircraft-type drones from 2-3m span should, of course, be created and made within the country. But the next strange thing that surprises me, judging by the way the war is going, or what we see throughout the year in thousands of videos, is the ultimate dream on the front of the fighters Mavic 3 thermal for $ 5000, with 64x zoom and a teplyak. The question is, I believe that 1000 Mavikov 3 for $ 5 could have, if not any deputy, then a lot of governors, mayors, councilors of federations, and other non-poor people, I'm not talking about the Forbes list. The state is still outside the brackets, $ 000m is a question, the price of the 000st T5M. Let's say 1 Mavikov 90 Thermal, issue price $ 10K, 000st Su3. These 50 pieces for 1 mio, I believe, will be delivered in a few days, just pay for the order and even quietly, bypassing the sanctions, through Siberia, even if 34 mio $ is still charged. Let me remind you that 10 million dollars is not only for the state, for the mass of rich people in the Russian Federation, if not a penny, then the amount is quite lifting. But what I see is glad if they received a few small Mavics, or DJs from volunteers. I seriously don't understand what is the problem? This is how many trucks, or wagons? 000-50?
  3. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 5 January 2023 15: 52
    +5
    The National Intelligence Agency of the Republic of Korea, however, is convinced that the development of medium and large drones is at an early stage. This means that in the near future the Korean People's Army Air Force is unlikely to receive them into service.

    Hello South Korean intelligence. North Korea demonstrated medium-sized UAVs (larger than Bayraktar) at a military parade ten years ago. Then they reported that they were conducting exercises from these UAVs.
    The prototype of the Shaheds and Geraniums is also from the DPRK.
  4. Sniper
    Sniper 5 January 2023 16: 26
    +10
    I think Iran will find mutually beneficial schemes with the DPRK. sure.
  5. Fangaro
    Fangaro 5 January 2023 19: 10
    +1
    Here are the neighbors of the DPRK in the south ...
    Instead of stories about the prosperity of chaebols in their country, about the success of gigacorporations in conquering North America by economic methods, the prospects for amnesty for their previous president, they stick their nose into the neighbor’s cellar and write that the neighbor’s cellar smells of mold. And in your cellar, lavender grows along the walls and the air washer is in the center?
    The closer the fraternal peoples, the stronger the stench from the neighboring latrines.
  6. garik77
    garik77 6 January 2023 00: 49
    0
    Quote: Sniper
    I think Iran will find mutually beneficial schemes with the DPRK. sure.

    Most likely, they have already found it for a long time and the exchange is going on for all technologies. Well done.
  7. swan49
    swan49 6 January 2023 01: 59
    +1
    Some strange note, as if it was not written by intelligence specialists. There are no Soviet-made drones in the DPRK. But they had a Russian-made unmanned complex, but it, most likely, should already be disposed of. But books, as you know, do not burn. In unmanned systems, after all, the main thing is not an aircraft, it can be anything, but radio control and information transmission lines, which must have high secrecy, noise immunity and cryptographic stability, which was a hallmark of domestic complexes with UAVs. Not just in Soviet times, the head ministry for these complexes, as well as for air defense systems, was the Ministry of Radio Industry, and not the Ministry of Aviation Industry, which caused constant discontent of the latter. And since the southerners were unable to detect the operation of the control radio links and admitted that they had overslept everything, this means that the North Koreans did a good job of transferring our technical documentation to a modern element base.