North Korea has reportedly finished testing “suicide” drones that can spy on and then attack the Hermit Kingdom’s enemies.
The new “miniaturized unmanned drones” are capable of “precision reconnaissance of areas deep within the frontline” — ending with “pincer attacks,” meaning strikes from both flanks, sources told Daily NK.
Military authorities raced through testing of the drones after dictator Kim Jong Un called their development an “important task” for the country, the report said.
The despot then reportedly sent a personally signed “grateful message” to the team, saying the successful tests “establishes yet another cornerstone to promote the advancement and strength of the Korean People’s Army.”
He thanked the “hard work of all on-site researchers and [test] reviewers, who took the lead in ensuring our Party’s historical military advance [is based] on the strongest of military power,” the Korean outlet said.
The kingdom hopes to have a supply of attack drones to take air in November for reconnaissance of major South Korean military facilities, the source told Daily NK.
The North has previously flown drones into its neighbor’s air space, but this would be the first time they can also launch attacks, the outlet said.