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Posted on February 6, 2012

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Yet another in a seemingly unending litany of examples of how the lunatic shadow government in its manipulation of our nation’s defense strategy, jeopardizes lives in free countries by selling weapons to unreliable ‘allies’ to further their profits and the bizarre strategy of their global chess game:

Report: North Korea Using US-Made Drones

Updated: Sunday, 05 Feb 2012, 10:24 AM EST
Published : Sunday, 05 Feb 2012, 10:24 AM EST

(NewsCore) – North Korea’s hard-line communist regime is using old US-made target drones to develop unmanned attack aircraft, South Korea intelligence sources said Sunday.

“North Korea recently bought several US MQM-107D Streakers from a Middle Eastern nation that appears to be Syria, and is developing unmanned attack aircraft based on them,” the South’s Yonhap news agency quoted an intelligence source as saying.

Its powerful military placed explosives on the drones in a number of tests, but was yet to master the technology, the report said.

The US drone flies at 40,000 feet (12,000 meters) and a maximum speed of 575 mph (920 kph), and South Korea fears it could be used to target its troops stationed on islands near the tense border.

The MQM-107 Streaker series was developed in the late 1970s. Almost 700 MQM-107Ds were built for the US armed forces after its introduction in 1987. The Streaker drones have been sold to a number of allies in the Middle East and Asia.

 

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