South Korea loses warplane in attempt to repel North Korean UAV incursion

On Monday, December 26, at 10:25 local time (04:25 Moscow time), several North Korean drones flew into South Korea (according to the South Korean military department, there were five of them). This was reported by Yonhap agency, citing the Committee of Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Korea.

The drones crossed the demarcation line between the two states in the Paju area, Gimpo, on Ganghwa Island. Sources do not inform about the armament of drones.

One of the unmanned aerial vehicles approached the capital, which provoked a malfunction in the Seoul airport. The Ministry of Transport of South Korea was forced to suspend air traffic at Gimpo and Incheon International Airports for an hour.

In response to the provocative actions of the North Korean side, combat aircraft were raised into the air. The pilots opened warning fire, then proceeded to destroy the UAV. During the fighting in the province of Gangwon-do, a KA-1 attack aircraft crashed, the crew of the aircraft was not injured. It is reported that the crash occurred at 11:39 a.m. KST.

The production of KA-1 is based on the development of Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). The aircraft is armed with light attack capabilities, is capable of performing forward guidance and supporting the work of fighters during strikes against ground targets.
  • Photos used: Republic of Korea Armed Forces
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  1. smart fellow Offline smart fellow
    smart fellow (smart fellow) 26 December 2022 16: 38
    The pilots opened warning fire, then proceeded to destroy the UAV

    Not a single drone was shot down. they maneuvered to avoid attacks from helicopters that fired about 100 20mm shells past. Then the drone flying over Seoul calmly returned to the DPRK, and the remaining 4 drones disappeared from the radar screens - maybe the transponders were turned off.
  2. Pro100 Offline Pro100
    Pro100 (Vladimir Babaev) 26 December 2022 22: 34
    Nothing has begun yet, and already losses. From fear or something.
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 27 December 2022 12: 23
    Kim does not go into his pocket for a word and answers as provocateurs deserve, and they will go to war, it is officially stated that the DPRK has a nuclear state formation and will not stop using it in the event of a threat to Kim or a foreign invasion. In extreme cases, they can come to an agreement with the PRC and announce the creation of an analogue of a virtual state formation such as the Russian Federation-Belarus. Well done. I wonder if Kim were in Putin's place, how he would react to Ukraine stealing from transit pipelines, NATO threats, undermining northern streams, etc.