January 29, 2023


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Seoul apologizes for not shooting them

Army South Koreans On Tuesday, December 27, he apologized for failing to shoot down five drones North Koreans who crossed the Korean border on Monday, after being heavily criticized for their lack of preparedness. “Yesterday, five enemy drones invaded South Korean airspace, our military detected and tracked them, but we apologize for not being able to shoot them down.The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.

Monday’s incursion infuriated Seoul Have to fire warning shots and to deploy fighter jets and helicopter gunships to shoot down drones that reach airspace near Seoul. All drones seem to have returned north despite a five-hour hunt.

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A “grossly inadequate” product

Although the army could resist the “JCS.Attack drones that pose a real threatTheir ability to detect and attack small spy drones is limited. “Thus, the unpreparedness of the army caused great concern among the public.“, he added.

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol told a cabinet meeting on Tuesday that the incident showed the military’s preparedness.Not enough“. Yoon Suk-yeol ordered North Korea to accelerate a plan to launch a drone unit to conduct surveillance and reconnaissance of key military installations. The plan calls for the introduction of advanced stealth drones.

The incursion into South Korean airspace is the first in five years and one after another Pyongyang’s series of weapons tests.

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