World North Korean special forces are training to invade South Korea with paragliders

01:47  12 october  2017
01:47  12 october  2017 Source:   Business Insider

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North Korean special forces practiced infiltrating South Korea -U.S. For the first time ever, the North Korean troops trained to paraglide into South Korea . Paragliders are light weight and can be carried in a backpack for surprise attacks.

In the event of war, North Korea ’s army, navy, and air force have conducted training for landing specialized paratroopers into the U.S.- South Korean Combined Forces Command in Seoul. The Yonhap News Agency has reported: Special forces of the North Korean Army conducted drills

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North Korean special forces have been training to invade South Korea with paragliders, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

The drills were conducted in mid-September at a training site with a building modeled after the South Korea-US Combined Forces Command in Seoul, Yonhap reported.

Special forces from North Korea's navy, air force, 11th army corps, and sniper brigade participated, according to Newsweek.

Paragliders can fly below radar and can also be folded down and transported easily.

“A paraglider flies at a low altitude without making a sound. It could be useful for making a surprise attack, like a drone," a South Korean defense official told Yonhap.

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North Korea ’s regular military is large – 1.1 million active and 8.2 million reserves – and their capabilities are well-known. Let’s take a look at its best units, the highly trained fighters who fill the ranks of the almost 200,000 North Korean Special Operations Forces .

Speaking of the size of North Korea 's special forces , Mr. Im said, "each corps has one brigade, sometimes two. Mr. Im said North Korean regime focused on the special combat brigades, providing them food and continuing the training even during the March of Struggles in the mid- to late 1990s.

"I believe that North Korean special forces are adopting amazing methods of infiltration with limited resources," the official said.

The US and South Korea, in response, conducted their own short-range air-defense drills, known as SHORAD, in late September to thwart "low altitude cruise missiles, unmanned aerial systems and air breathing threats," Newsweek reported, citing a US Army press release.

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides a target-striking contest of the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) to occupy islands in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on August 25, 2017. KCNA via Reuters© Provided by Business Insider FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides a target-striking contest of the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) to occupy islands in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on August 25, 2017. KCNA via Reuters

The joint drills were aimed at defending "a critical location, de-conflicting engagements of enemy aircraft based on sector of fire, and utilizing secondary means of targeting enemy aircraft when their primary weapon system becomes combat ineffective," the US Army said, adding that the drills included "scout helicopters and a perimeter attack by ROK Special Forces."

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If the North Koreans did invade , intelligence puts their army at around 1.2 million infantry who would crash the borders at various points. It’s a long shot. They’ll not only be getting their area bombed to shit, but don’t forget, North Korea has something like 130,000 well- trained special forces , and

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South Korean Gin Gliders, one of the world's largest producers of paragliders, used to operate in the Kaesong Industrial Complex, which is a collaborative economic area between the North and South. Seoul closed the complex in early 2016 in response to North Korea's missile tests.

Pyongyang, however, reopened the plant last week despite Seoul's objections, according to Newsweek.

The US Army said it will continue the SHORAD drills in the coming months.

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