S. Korea moves closer to purchase of four U.S. spy drones
The South Korean military took another step toward its planned purchase of four spy drones from the United States, which would boost its capability to conduct surveillance on North Korea.
An official from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration said Friday Korea would make a final decision on the purchase of the four Global Hawks from Northrop Grumman upon receipt of a formal letter from the U.S.
Korea received preliminary approval for the purchase in April.
The drones will fit into South Korea's so-called "Kill Chain" defense system designed to shield against North Korea's evolving missile capacity and launch pre-emptive attacks.