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South Korea: Russia says airspace intrusion was not intentional

South Korea: Russia says airspace intrusion was not intentional

World
SEOUL, July 24 (UPI) -- Russia has told South Korea that the latest airspace intrusion by one of its warplanes was not intentional and was probably caused by a technical glitch, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. Expressing "deep regret" over the latest incident, Russia said that a technical problem probably caused the plane to intrude into South Korea's airspace. "Russia said its defense ministry will immediately launch a probe and take necessary steps," said Yoon Do-han, senior Cheong Wa Dae secretary for public communication, during a press briefing. The message was delivered to a senior South Korean defense ministry official by a Russian military attache on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, a Russian warplane had intruded into South Korea's airspace above the easternmo...
Warning shots fired as Russian aircraft violates South Korean airspace

Warning shots fired as Russian aircraft violates South Korean airspace

World
Warning shots have been fired after a Russian military aircraft violated South Korea's airspace.Officials in Seoul said three warplanes had initially violated the South's aerial identification zone off its east coast. One of the bombers then entered the country's territorial sky in an "unprecedented" act.Fighter jets were scrambled to the area to fire warning shots.Although the warplane left the area following Tuesday's incident, it later returned to South Korean airspace - and further warning shots were fired. Advertisement South Korea's top security adviser Chung Eui-yong urged Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Security Council of Russia, to assess the incident and take appropriate action, South Korea's...
Japan scrambles jets to counter Russian bombers in its airspace

Japan scrambles jets to counter Russian bombers in its airspace

Business
June 21 (UPI) -- Russian bombers violated Japanese airspace, prompting a scramble of fighter planes to escort them away, Japan's defense ministry said. Two Tu-95 bombers entered Japanese airspace near Minamidaito Island in Okinawa Prefecture on Thursday morning for about three minutes, and one later re-entered the airspace for about two minutes near Hachijo Island in the Izu island chain, the ministry said. It added no dangerous maneuvers were observed. The planes were later seen flying southward from the Sea of Japan through the Tsushima Strait between Japan and South Korea in the morning. A "stern protest" against Russia was lodged over the incident, the Japanese Foreign Ministry later said. Russia insisted that the planes did not violate Japan's airspace but flew over international wa...
4 strategies for stopping 'rogue' drones from flying in illegal airspace

4 strategies for stopping 'rogue' drones from flying in illegal airspace

Technology
With Christmas approaching, London’s Gatwick airport, one of the busiest in the U.K., was forced to shut down for a day this week after reports of two “rogue” drones flying above the airfield. Drones have become an increasingly prominent nuisance in the skies as they have grown more accessible to the average consumer. As regulations, technologies and laws about flying drones evolve to governmental demands, new technologies have been developing to deal with drones that fly illegally. Some are already used and have been shown to be effective, while others are still in their experimental stages. Here’s a look at some of the methods used for countering “rogue” drones. It is possible to track down drones and jam the signals the drone uses to communicate ...