April 17, 2024

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

Russian VIP military jetliner flies to North Korea hours after satellite launch

Russian VIP military jetliner flies to North Korea hours after satellite launch

Flight by plane that has visited DPRK multiple times comes amid concerns about space cooperation between two countries

Russian VIP military jetliner flies to North Korea hours after satellite launch
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin November 22, 2023
No signs North Korea testing advanced drones months after propaganda reveal
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No signs North Korea testing advanced drones months after propaganda reveal

Evidence yet to emerge DPRK is producing or deploying UAVs, a sign the aircraft used in flyovers were prototypes

No signs North Korea testing advanced drones months after propaganda reveal
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 20, 2023
Russia, North Korea discuss exploration of gold and rare earth metals: Moscow

Russia, North Korea discuss exploration of gold and rare earth metals: Moscow

Two sides also reportedly held talks on food trade and other cooperation, as Russian delegation departs Pyongyang

Russia, North Korea discuss exploration of gold and rare earth metals: Moscow
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin November 17, 2023
Pyongyang airport expands plane parking amid claims Air Koryo seeks new aircraft
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Pyongyang airport expands plane parking amid claims Air Koryo seeks new aircraft

Satellite imagery shows new parking apron at North Korea’s main airport, after country resumed international flights

Pyongyang airport expands plane parking amid claims Air Koryo seeks new aircraft
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 3, 2023
North Korean buyer purchased helicopter from Russia in 2019: US court documents

North Korean buyer purchased helicopter from Russia in 2019: US court documents

Delivery to DPRK would likely be sanctions violation, though expert says low cost suggests it was civilian aircraft

North Korean buyer purchased helicopter from Russia in 2019: US court documents
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 2, 2023
October comes and goes without planned North Korean spy satellite launch

October comes and goes without planned North Korean spy satellite launch

Pyongyang may have altered launch schedules to fix technical issues rather than risk a costly third failure, experts say

October comes and goes without planned North Korean spy satellite launch
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 1, 2023
US, ROK hold ‘defensive’ air drills with Australia featuring over 130 aircraft

US, ROK hold ‘defensive’ air drills with Australia featuring over 130 aircraft

Allies say exercises are unrelated to ‘real-world threats,’ though expert says training is to defend against North Korea

US, ROK hold ‘defensive’ air drills with Australia featuring over 130 aircraft
Alannah Hill
Alannah Hill October 30, 2023
North Korean airline operates flight to Beijing, first in two months

North Korean airline operates flight to Beijing, first in two months

Air Koryo plane landed in China on Tuesday, latest in series of flights since DPRK began to ease border controls

North Korean airline operates flight to Beijing, first in two months
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin October 24, 2023
What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine
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What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine

Moscow has an array of options to pay back the DPRK, from tourism and food aid to assistance that breaches UN sanctions

What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 24, 2023
Russia and North Korea at ‘war with West’ and US, Lavrov says in Pyongyang

Russia and North Korea at ‘war with West’ and US, Lavrov says in Pyongyang

Sergei Lavrov could meet Kim Jong Un as evidence emerges of weapons operation to aid Moscow’s war in Ukraine

Russia and North Korea at ‘war with West’ and US, Lavrov says in Pyongyang
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 18, 2023
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