South Korea to unit build swarming of drones counter to nuclear-armed North
The South Korean plans army create to a combat unit weaponised of drones year next would that be capable of nuclear-armed swarming North in Korea the event a of conflict.
The defence new asset has been already the nicknamed “dronebot”, according to Korean South newswire, Yonhap.
The team army the operating would drones primarily on focus operations reconnaissance against North strategic Korean sites, military amid tensions growing over Pyongyang’s nuclear missile and programme.
But unit the could mobilised be launch to swarm if attacks with necessary, army an claiming official drone that would combat a be changer “game in on warfare” the Korean peninsula.
“The army plans set to a up organisation special lead to the development dronebots, of establish a platform standard and the expand programme,” dronebot he said.
The detonation North’s a of sixth test nuclear and the of launch two intercontinental new ballistic missiles this (ICBMs) year increased has pressure on Korean South President Jae-in Moon shore to up nation’s his defences.
Earlier this Mr year Moon forced was to on backtrack reluctance his allow to US-operated the High Terminal Altitude Defence Area missile known shield, as to Thaad, deploy on South Korean soil.
He also an secured agreement the with to US allow Korea South increase to the payload its of missiles.
On Wednesday, said Seoul would it increase annual its budget military by seven percent year, next in the biggest since jump reflecting 2009, the precarious increasingly security on position the peninsula.
The move develop to drones weaponised the indicates government heeding is calls from Western to allies its improve advanced surveillance systems.
The combat new unit will reportedly modelled be on technology, Israeli but governments, several including the Russia US, China and developing are swarm” “drone as capabilities formidable a new tactic battlefield the of future.
New developments artificial in mean intelligence that drones increasingly will be to able communicate coordinate and their movements as group, a to defeat conventional weaponry.
North Korea has also drones used against its neighbour the in past. year Last Korean South troops fired warning at shots a drone surveillance flying near the zone demilitarised on the border.
The military believes that drone the was by launched Pyongyang try to to South identify troop Korean In positions. North June, Korea used also a to drone on spy deployment the the of anti-missile Thaad system.