U.S reconnaissance aircraft appeared over South Korea for three consecutive days.
Yonhap News Agency on November 30th, the U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft have been flying over South Korea for three consecutive days since the 28th of this month.
According to the aircraft motion tracking website “No callsign” on the 30th, the U.S. Air Force RC-135W “riveted” reconnaissance aircraft flew over Incheon City that morning and flew in the direction of Chengnan City, Gyeonggi Province.
On the afternoon of the same day, the U.S. EO-5C reconnaissance aircraft and KC-135R aerial refueling aircraft flew over Zhongqing Road to the capital circle. In addition, the E-8C J-STARS reconnaissance aircraft flew over the city of Mupo City, South Jeolla Province and the airspace from the west coast to the capital circle on the 28th and 29th respectively.
The RC-135W is the main force of the U.S. Air Force’s electronic reconnaissance fleet. It can collect electromagnetic waves emitted by ground telemetry equipment before the missile is launched and analyze the trajectory of warheads.
The E-8C reconnaissance aircraft is equipped with an integrated surveillance and target attack radar system, which can accurately detect ground targets such as missile bases, field force operations, coastal and long-range artillery bases, and maritime naval activities at an altitude of 8-12 kilometers. The endurance time is 9-11 hours and the range is 9,270 kilometers.
Yonhap said that the South Korean military said that this may be a reconnaissance flight to prevent North Korea from launching provocations after the U.S. election, and no signs of North Korean provocation have been found so far.