U.S. Aerial Espionage Against DPRK

Pyongyang, May 1, 2003 (KCNA)

The U.S. imperialists perpetrated at least 220 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in April by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with different missions, according to a military source. A "RC-135" strategic reconnaissance plane of the U.S. imperialists illegally intruded into the sky above Chongjin and Kosong on the east coast of the DPRK to make shuttle flights to spy on the main targets in the eastern coastal area. Their "U-2" high-altitude strategic reconnaissance plane made long shuttle flights in the air above Tokjok islet, Phochon and Sokcho areas to spy on strategic targets of the north and their "EP-3" electronic reconnaissance plane flew over Taebu islet, Yangphyong and Jumunjin to recconoitre coastal areas and sea bottom of the DPRK.

Over 60 cases of aerial espionage were committed in April by "U-2", "RC-135" based overseas, "E-3" and "EP-3".

They infiltrated eleven "RC-12" and "RC-7b" tactical reconnaissance planes into the sky above Phochon, Chunchon and Rinje areas on April 14 and 15 and ten planes of the same types into the same place on April 12 and 24 respectively on missions to spy on the major military targets in the frontline area of the DPRK.