North Korea's State Councilor Kim Jong Un's birthday is approaching, according to Yonhap news agency, U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft again flew over the Korean Peninsula on the 6th to carry out a surveillance mission against the DPRK.
The U.S. Army's RC-135W \"Rivet\" reconnaissance aircraft flew over a kilometer (km) above South Korea, the Yonhap news agency said on Saturday, citing the website \"Aircraft Watch\" that tracks the movement of the aircraft. Yonhap said the time was not public, but it was likely on the 6th.
The plane appeared over South Korea for three consecutive days on December 30,31 and January 1. As the main force of the USAF's electronic reconnaissance aircraft, the aircraft can collect electromagnetic waves from ground equipment before the missile launch and analyze the trajectory of the warhead.
The report said north korea could \"provoke\" on kim jong eun's birthday (january 8th) or on the birthday of the late supreme leader kim jong il in mid-february, in which case the u.s. military reconnaissance flight was likely intended to warn north korea while keeping an eye on north korea's movements.