Monday, March 13, 2017
US Continues to Escalate in Korea: Attack Drones on the Way
The United States will permanently station attack drones in South Korea, the US military has just announced.
"The stationing of this company, which will be assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division, directly supports the US Army's strategic plan to add one Gray Eagle company to each division in the Army," USFK said in a news release.
"The UAS adds significant intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability to US Forces Korea and our ROK (Republic of Korea) partners."
The Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial System is capable of staying in the air for 24 hours and is equipped with Hellfire missiles, according to a profile on the US Army website.
It can also integrate with Apache helicopters, which could help when it comes to avoiding bad weather on the Korean Peninsula. The US military began rotating 24 AH-64D Apaches into South Korea earlier this year.
In recent weeks, President Trump has also added nuclear defense missiles and nuclear capable B52s to the region.
He's up to something.
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