Jan. 6 (UPI) — A U.S. Navy spy aircraft flew over South Korea a day after North Korea’s Eighth Get together Congress, in line with a web-based aviation tracker.

No Callsign, a South Korea-based tracker, tweeted Wednesday display photographs of the real-time flight of the EP-3E Aries II, an digital warfare and reconnaissance plane, in line with South Korean community MBN and Yonhap.

The aircraft flew over Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, at 12:41 p.m. native time. The aircraft additionally flew over Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, earlier than heading west to the West Sea, in line with reviews.

The spy aircraft was beforehand noticed in South Korean airspace on Dec. 24, flying from the western coast of the peninsula to the West Sea, earlier than returning to base. The EP-3E offers tactical surveillance, strike help and screens electromagnetic indicators emitted earlier than and after any missile launch.

The U.S. navy in South Korea stated this week there are not any indicators of a pending provocation, however the scenario may change within the coming weeks. North Korea additionally has not modified its protection posture close to the demilitarized zone throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, in line with U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Robert Abrams.

In accordance with South Korean navy sources on Wednesday, the spy aircraft could have been used to observe the North to detect any modifications after its Get together Congress on Tuesday, MBN reported.

Different reconnaissance plane have been energetic over the peninsula.

Native information service Seoul Pyongyang Information reported Wednesday the U.S. Air Drive’s RC-135W Rivet Joint and the U.S. Military’s RC-12X Guardrail plane had been deployed Wednesday morning. The RC-12X was additionally on a search mission on Tuesday, the day of North Korea’s Get together Congress, in line with the report.

North Korea observers have beforehand raised considerations the regime may try a provocation to problem the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden. The previous vice chairman has tapped Wendy Sherman, a former Iran negotiator below President Barack Obama, as deputy secretary of state, the Washington Submit reported Tuesday. Sherman has expertise negotiating with Pyongyang.