South Korea believes that was found on the border of the drone was from North Korea

© AFP 2017 / Yeon-Je Imgresize South and North Korea. Archival photoSouth Korea believes that was found on the border of the drone was from North Korea© AFP 2017 / Yeon-Je Jung

South Korean military believes a proven fact what was found in early June near the border with the DPRK drone was a spy drone from North Korea, reports Yonhap news Agency.

An unidentified drone was discovered by local residents on June 9 in a mountainous area of Gangwon province.

The Ministry of defense of South Korea said that after «scientific research» came to the conclusion that the drone was launched on may 2 from County Kumgang in Gangwon province (Gangwon province was divided along with the division of the country into North and South, so now one part is located in South Korea, the other in the North). During the five-hour flight drone made of 6.55 thousands of photos, including at the place of deployment of American THAAD anti-missile system in the area of Seongju. On the way back, the drone crashed in the mountains.

In 2016, South Korea decided to host the American system natmosphere of intercepting missiles. System THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) is designed for high-altitude natmosphere of interception of rockets of small and average range. The radius of THAAD is 200 kilometers. The system will effectively intercept North Korean missiles.

In April, the first elements of the system natmosphere interception of ballistic missiles were installed in the former the Golf club in Seongju County in the province of Gyeongsangnam-do. South Korean defense Ministry said that the full installation should be completed by the end of the year. At the same time, the primary operational functions the system can do now.