Comment(s)

Major Pete Davey flies in formation with an MQM-107E Streaker sub-scale aerial target drone here April 20 during a Combat Archer exercise. MQM-107E sub-scale aerial target drones are assigned to the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron here and are used as targets during Combat Archer missions. Major Davey is an F-16C Fighting Falcon pilot with the 428th Fighter Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Ammons)

North Korea is developing unmanned aerial aircraft using U.S. target drones imported from the Middle East, according to a Feb. 5 report.

The North Korea drones are based on Raytheon’s MQM-107D Streaker target drones, which are used by the U.S. Army, and imported from a Middle East nation believed to be Syria, Yonhap news agency reported.

The North has conducted several tests by mounting high explosives on the imported drones but has not been able to produce a new weapon yet, a source quoted by Yonhap said.

Source: AFP via Defense News.

Up Next

The Army’s $86,000 machine gun, the M240L.

Major Pete Davey flies in formation with an MQM-107E Streaker sub-scale aerial target drone here…