April 21, 2024

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

North Korean passenger jet returns from Russia, third such flight since August

North Korean passenger jet returns from Russia, third such flight since August

It’s unclear if Air Koryo flight from Vladivostok to Pyongyang was one-off or part of wider resumption in air travel

North Korean passenger jet returns from Russia, third such flight since August
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin October 16, 2023
Russian military plane lands in North Korea after unannounced flight

Russian military plane lands in North Korea after unannounced flight

VIP plane makes 2nd trip to Pyongyang since August amid speculation over weapons deals and ahead of Russian FM’s visit

Russian military plane lands in North Korea after unannounced flight
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 27, 2023
US extends ban on civilian planes entering North Korean airspace for five years

US extends ban on civilian planes entering North Korean airspace for five years

Department of Transportation cites threats from DPRK’s unannounced missile tests to aviation security

US extends ban on civilian planes entering North Korean airspace for five years
Joe Smith
Joe Smith September 15, 2023
North Korea starts rebuilding major airbase in latest sign of air force revival
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North Korea starts rebuilding major airbase in latest sign of air force revival

Satellite imagery shows construction on runway, but expert says still unclear if Pukchang Airbase could host new drones

North Korea starts rebuilding major airbase in latest sign of air force revival
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 13, 2023
Vladimir Putin meets Kim Jong Un at spaceport, offers to help build satellites

Vladimir Putin meets Kim Jong Un at spaceport, offers to help build satellites

Kremlin confirms North Korean leader visiting Cosmodrome Vostochny in Russian Far East after train trip from Pyongyang

Vladimir Putin meets Kim Jong Un at spaceport, offers to help build satellites
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin September 13, 2023
North Korea’s last remaining satellite to burn up in atmosphere soon: Experts

North Korea’s last remaining satellite to burn up in atmosphere soon: Experts

Defunct Kwangmyongsong-3-2 could fall to Earth this week after decade in space, leaving DPRK without satellite in orbit

North Korea’s last remaining satellite to burn up in atmosphere soon: Experts
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin September 12, 2023
Ex-North Korean ambassador to China returned home after decade abroad: Seoul

Ex-North Korean ambassador to China returned home after decade abroad: Seoul

South Korea foreign ministry says Ji Jae Ryong took flight from Beijing in late August, as DPRK loosens COVID controls

Ex-North Korean ambassador to China returned home after decade abroad: Seoul
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin September 6, 2023
US and South Korea practice precision bombing of North Korean military targets

US and South Korea practice precision bombing of North Korean military targets

Air drills on taking out cruise missiles and artillery seek to deter ‘rash provocations’ by DPRK, expert says

US and South Korea practice precision bombing of North Korean military targets
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 1, 2023
What North Korea’s new copycat drones may owe to friends and cyber spies
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What North Korea’s new copycat drones may owe to friends and cyber spies

While source of designs remains unknown, DPRK has turned to allies to advance UAV program and stolen US tech before

What North Korea’s new copycat drones may owe to friends and cyber spies
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy August 29, 2023
Despite second launch failure, North Korea takes step toward spy satellite goals
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Despite second launch failure, North Korea takes step toward spy satellite goals

DPRK is rapidly iterating on military spy satellite and launch vehicle, which flew farther than during first test in May

Despite second launch failure, North Korea takes step toward spy satellite goals
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda August 25, 2023
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