Electronic warfare

An RQ-4 Global Hawk from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam is towed down the taxiway at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 24, 2014. The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system with an integrated sensor suite that provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, capability worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

US brings Global Hawk drone to Japan

The U.S. Air Force’s Global Hawk drone landed in Japan for the first time on Saturday. The aircraft is one of the most advanced unmanned craft in the world and is typically used for surveillance and eavesdropping missions from its perch at around 60,000 feet — well above the level of commercial [...]

North Korean newspaper hits out at U.S. cyber warfare policy

Citing a top secret U.S. government document leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, North Korea’s Minju Joson newspaper has attacked America’s cyber warfare policy calling it an “open threat to mankind” and a “declaration of the cyber war.” The Presidential Policy Directive 20, an [...]
David F. Helvey, deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia, briefs reporters about the military and security developments involving China during a news conference at the Pentagon, May 6, 2013. DOD photo by Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler.

US sees no special help to DPRK from Chinese military

The Chinese military isn’t providing any special help to the Korea People’s Army (KPA) on a regular basis, according to the U.S. Department of Defense’s deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia. David Helvey was speaking to the press in Washington on Monday afternoon after the department [...]

No surprises in DoD’s DPRK report to Congress

This week the U.S. Department of Defense published its annual report to Congress on military and security developments Involving the DPRK. The 20-page unclassified document provides a good if brief overview of the current state of North Korean armed forces. For tech-watchers, it doesn’t include any [...]

#OpNorthKorea brings more attacks on DPRK websites

A new round of attacks against North Korean websites began Saturday, causing several to become unavailable. The attacks appear to be part of a loosely coordinated effort by hackers to target North Korean sites after the country’s state-run media said relations with South Korea were “at a state of [...]

Report: DPRK jams South Korean satellite comms

North Korea earlier this year jammed military communications running through a South Korea satellite, according to a report in the Joong Ang Ilbo. The newspaper, which quoted an anonymous South Korean military official, said a powerful signal sent from a location near Pyongyang caused interference [...]
GPS Satellite

Pyongyang denies GPS jamming

North Korea denied on Friday that it played any part in a two and a half week long jamming of Global Positioning System (GPS) signals in the border area between North and South Korea. The denial was carried in several state media outlets and said allegations that the DPRK was behind the jamming [...]
GPS Satellite

GPS jamming ends, says report

The apparent intentional jamming of Global Positioning System (GPS) signals that has disrupted service near the Korean border has stopped, Yonhap news reported on Tuesday. The jamming has caused inconvenience to hundreds of commercial aviation flights and international shipping since it began on [...]
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