February 22, 2024

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

Russian military plane flies to North Korea days after Shoigu visit

Russian military plane flies to North Korea days after Shoigu visit

Flight-tracking data and satellite imagery suggest Moscow dispatched team to Pyongyang in follow-up to last week’s trip

Russian military plane flies to North Korea days after Shoigu visit
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 3, 2023
Pyongyang airport ditches quarantine for first foreign flights in 3 years
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Pyongyang airport ditches quarantine for first foreign flights in 3 years

Rare flights for Russian and Chinese delegations to military parade suggest North Korea has shed COVID fears

Pyongyang airport ditches quarantine for first foreign flights in 3 years
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 1, 2023
How North Korea’s new advanced drones change the game for the US and ROK
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How North Korea’s new advanced drones change the game for the US and ROK

New capabilities could spy on military bases and even assassinate targets, though much about weapons remains unknown

How North Korea’s new advanced drones change the game for the US and ROK
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi July 28, 2023
North Korea debuts new spy and combat drones that mimic US models

North Korea debuts new spy and combat drones that mimic US models

Capabilities resemble Reaper and Global Hawk UAVs, though expert says unclear whether they’re based on stolen designs

North Korea debuts new spy and combat drones that mimic US models
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 27, 2023
What’s next for the American soldier who crossed into North Korea – Ep. 298
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What’s next for the American soldier who crossed into North Korea – Ep. 298

The NK News team discusses possible outcomes of apparent defection and when DPRK shot down a US spy plane in 1969

What’s next for the American soldier who crossed into North Korea – Ep. 298
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News July 19, 2023
Why North Korea is one of the only nations to use force to defend its EEZ claims
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Why North Korea is one of the only nations to use force to defend its EEZ claims

DPRK has long imposed extreme restrictions over its exclusive economic zone, leading to violent encounters in past

Why North Korea is one of the only nations to use force to defend its EEZ claims
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser July 19, 2023
South Korea evasive about sharing North Korean satellite debris with UN experts

South Korea evasive about sharing North Korean satellite debris with UN experts

Seoul noncommittal in comments to NK News, though it allowed sanctions investigators to inspect similar wreckage in past

South Korea evasive about sharing North Korean satellite debris with UN experts
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 14, 2023
South Korea has recovered wreckage of North Korean spy satellite, Seoul says

South Korea has recovered wreckage of North Korean spy satellite, Seoul says

ROK military assesses that Malligyong-1 has ‘no efficacy for military use’

South Korea has recovered wreckage of North Korean spy satellite, Seoul says
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy July 5, 2023
UN aviation agency condemns North Korean missile tests as threat to air traffic

UN aviation agency condemns North Korean missile tests as threat to air traffic

ICAO urges DPRK to comply with regulations, which require states to provide advance notice of launches

UN aviation agency condemns North Korean missile tests as threat to air traffic
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin June 22, 2023
Eyes in the sky: How North Korea could realize vision for spy satellite network
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Eyes in the sky: How North Korea could realize vision for spy satellite network

Experts say one satellite has little value but lays groundwork for one day monitoring ROK, Japan and even US mainland

Eyes in the sky: How North Korea could realize vision for spy satellite network
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy June 21, 2023
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