North Korea has been busy for the past week, trying to jam the navigation signals going to civilian aircraft over South Korea, according to reports in South Korean media.
Through Wednesday afternoon, the GPS satellite signals to more than 250 aircraft have been affected, the Chosun Ilbo reported, citing South Korea's Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs Ministry.
Planes from Korean Air, Japan Airlines, FedEx, Cathay Pacific and Thai Airways have been affected, Bloomberg news reported, citing the Land Ministry.
The jamming began April 28, according to a report from Dong-A Ilbo.
The planes have been able to use other systems to keep on their courses, according to the reports.
The planes affected were either taking off or landing at Incheon or Gimpo international airports or flying over the central region of the country, according to the reports.
The jamming signals were coming from the Kaesong area of North Korea, Chosun Ilbo reported, citing a staffer at the Korea Communications Commission.
The jamming comes after North Korea threatened to initiate "special actions" aimed at destroying the South Korean president and his government.
North Korean armed forces will use "unprecedented peculiar means and methods of our own style" to carry out the actions, the official Korean Central News Agency said in a report.
It did not specify what those actions would involve.
I wouldn't expect any of you to know the geography of the world or say south korea before you go touting "this country or that will destroy this and that." So I'll help you.
The reason that North Korea can do all this crap constantly is because the South's main population centers are concentrated in the northern part of the country. If the north did attack they would sustain very large amounts of casualties quickly. Obviously this would call for the US to intervene, thus potentially causing a greater conflict in the region something everyone wants to avoid.
North Korea will never attack South Korea for one simple reason: No matter how much damage they inflict on the South, the entire world – including China – would be united in the common goal of removing the NK government. For a handful of guys whose only goal in life is to hang onto power, that would be an unacceptable outcome.
everyone but the US war mongers looking for any easy economy fix at any price – including your childrens lives.
Your mastery of geography truly justify your arrogance.
They tink that can go unpunish for any action, why not send Laser Beam and destroy expensive toys they use to extort free aids, South Korea is afraid any reaction to any provocation will lead to destruction of Seul by Norh long range Guns
kim sung is that you?
Boy I hope that because of this jamming, the flight path of a south korean missle test, dosen't get disrupted right into kims back yard.
The Drone capability has been breached.
china needs to pull on North Koreas chain and reign in their dog.
They tried, but they're busy with their own internal problems and the dog has gotten off the leash, China can only do what everyone else does now, threaten food aid if the North doesn't behave.
I really doubt that China or Russia will come to the rescue, North Korea really doesn’t have anything they need or want,
Well if they know where the jamming originates from eliminate the jammers and them inform NK that any further warlike action will result in swift and forceful action, and then follow through.
The only reason NK is this bold is 50+ years of literally getting away with murder. If you doubt this do a little reading and you'll find that North Korean actions have resulted in the deaths of dozens of US troops and hundreds, if not thousands of South Korean military personel and civilians.
The Pillsbury Doughboy in NK is at it again. If this porkchop continues to provocate, the US will have him on a roasting spit for dinner.
Bad but funny.
Their don't know what else to do to get attention. Could someone give them lessons on peaceful coexistence and success.
All the south would have to do is strategically bomb Pyongyang and the norths artillary on the dmz, the war is over the north would fall apart and not have anyone in control of communications for a quick response then a massive joint US ROK army would capture the north before the norths millitary could respond
You obviously have no clue just how large the North Korean artillery and rocket forces are.
North Korea has the largest artillery force in the world and the South Korean capital is only 35 miles from the DMZ.
On top of that they have the densest air defense network in the world, and have spent 50+ years making tunnels and bunkers along the DMZ.
Add this all together and you'll see that anyone who thinks we could strategically eliminate their artillery and rocket forces before they could lay waste to Seoul and a significant percentage of South Korea obviously is confusing videogames with real life.
I'm gonna huff and puff and blow your country away. Somebody needs to tell Kim to grow up.
I say there is a place for retaliation. At least in regards to electric, food, jamming north koreas communications and more. For,every action there must be a reaction or these bullies will never stop.
Pepsi owns Korean Airlines?
I thought the same thing!!
NK's actions are the equivalent to Facebook poking. It is an annoying, useless attempt for attention by someone with no friends.
HAHA! I like this. ~poke~
Ready for veitnam 2????? cuz i am"'-\
Were you there in Vietnam? I was, and we don't want to be involved in another "Like Vietnam" story...
Cuz? First off, learn how to write. Secondly, you obviously do not live in Seoul. Shut up child.
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