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Seoul examines 'North Korea drone'

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posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 07:38 AM
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imod02
One of the biggest mistakes any contry can make is to underestimate another contrys army. It may make you feel safe and better, but look what happened in Vietnam.


True 'dat. A few people on here are making light of the fact that NK drones are unsophisticated and technologically outdated. But if they drop a nuke on a western interest, it won't matter the level of unsophistication. Radiation is radiation, no matter the delivery system.




posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 07:53 AM
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posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 09:40 AM
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The DPRK would be a brutal enemy if we had to face them in a head on war. However we could go covert and (possibly?) easily defeat them. A covert op could be the trick with them. If we could get Kim the rest would fall...

Cut the head of the snake and the rest of the snake dies.

Just a thought though. I don't know how realistic that is.

-SAP-



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 10:15 AM
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stirling
You could hear the buzz of those lil motors on overflight your position im sure....the height they fly cant be over a thousand feet if that, and I bet the control range is not too far either....you could peep over the next hill and that's it I bet....some drones....they don't even look intelligent....


Not quite true,,,,,
They can fly well over 1000 feet and can be equipped with gps/vid cams/auto pilot/etc for cheap. They can be controlled well beyond visual range. Over 1000 feet they are not easily heard. For a small amount of money they can be equipped with directional locators and other equipment that is available to just about anybody. You would not believe what is available at your local hobby shop for RC enthusiast. And if joe-blow citizen can get the parts and pieces you can bet NK can get them.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 10:41 AM
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I have some familiarity with RC planes. I only own 1 plane atm.

What is pictured is exactly that, an RC Plane, not even $1,000 USD in value.

Truth is anyone can get that tech. They have "drone" tech available at hobby shops for the public. Long range radios and cameras with HUD masks you wear. I've seen long range flights on youtube with "drone" tech, lol.

Here is a video from five years ago using this basic tech.
www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 04:30 PM
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Daedalus
you should quit while you're ahead...


After reading your post, I think that's the best course of action.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 04:34 PM
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FFS I have made better RC aircraft myself

It just about keeps alive the caricature nature of the entire regime.

LOL




posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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I do appreciate the accomplishments you claim to have in life and I can say I don't question them beyond how what I see don't seem to track with what I'd expect from that background.

Realistically, this is about North and South Korea though, and the North's move to spy on them with cheap, expendable drones. I'll be happy to take anything you offer seriously.....to whatever degree it's sourced and I take those sources seriously. I don't take anyone's word on expertise unless I independently know they are what they claim to be...so sources on disagreement are just the basic stuff of debate,. Without it? Your opinions are interesting, at least.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 05:02 PM
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In terms of the overall narrative on North Korea, I'm not prepared to believe much of anything reported on it. There's a veil of ignorance that shrouds that country from the outside, and it seems like most of the people inside accept that.

The best stuff that I've seen are photojournals that Russians make inside of the DPRK, and there's a few of them. DPRK will let them in for business and the Russians are usually curious since the DPRK looks a lot like a 50-60s Soviet Republic (nostalgia).

There's also documentaries shot by tourists within there. Truth is it doesn't look any more repressive than some narco-states in the world. The country appears underdeveloped, which is to be expected considering the weak economy and lack of resources resulting from the embargo. That's why the DPRK shares special economic zones with neighbouring countries, to at least try to maintain an economy without foreign corporations rushing in and destroying their pristine culture.

DPRK shares a lot of similarities with Cuba, as I've stated before. National culture is emboldened because external culture is hostile. DPRK has tourism just like Cuba, but much more restricted. Cuban ambassador told me that the difference between socialist Asians (he was inferring to the Chinese) and Cubans is that Asians have a strong work ethic while Cubans like to relax and drink mojitos. Also, North Koreans do travel to learn about the world. There's apparently a few North Koreans in the Che Brigade in Cuba a few times a year, and I'm sure they travel elsewhere.

I don't really have sources to share, just opinions. And my opinion is that they have created their own little world with all kinds of strange beauty and talent, but all I hear from people in the west is that they should bomb the DPRK before the DPRK bombs them. If it's not understood then it is hostile.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 05:08 PM
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As a sovereign nation, they can buy whatever they want to buy, if they can find someone willing to sell it to them. They can ignore any resolution made against them, as they didn't agree to it.

What you really meant to say, is that signatory countries can only sell them ammunition and small arms. It might seem pedantic, but its actually a significant difference.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 06:04 PM
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Vovin

Daedalus
you should quit while you're ahead...


After reading your post, I think that's the best course of action.


so then we can expect you to exit gracefully, and not bother us anymore?

super.

i'm glad logic, and common sense could prevail..
edit on 2-4-2014 by Daedalus because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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I don't really have sources to share, just opinions. And my opinion is that they have created their own little world with all kinds of strange beauty and talent, but all I hear from people in the west is that they should bomb the DPRK before the DPRK bombs them. If it's not understood then it is hostile.


Okay, that's fair and I can certainly respect that. We all have our opinions and I'm no different in that way. I absolutely disagree, but with respect.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 08:39 PM
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Wrabbit2000
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Actually, you're right the more I think about that. You have a really good point. I mean they are really making these if South Korea recovered them. So..why?

Those are cheap enough to make in quantity they could never use high tech ones.....and they're cheap enough to be fully expendable. South Korea could have cheap drones falling on them for awhile, really. The obvious advantage hadn't even occurred to me at first. Some of the same thinking Iran takes on it's systems. Simple, cheap and many of them.


Nothing like a dictator who understands the concept of the KISS principle.



posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 05:19 AM
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Technically the ability to build unmanned drones with cameras attached could have be achieved using 1950 tech. North Korea don't even have the ability to feed and equip there troops properly never mind mount any kind of invasion into the south these days. Its all just posturing which is rather 1950s.



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