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June 20, 2024

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

North Korean passenger jet makes first trip to China since start of pandemic

North Korean passenger jet makes first trip to China since start of pandemic

Air Koryo plane lands in Beijing on Tuesday morning, amid reports that overseas North Koreans will return home

North Korean passenger jet makes first trip to China since start of pandemic
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin August 22, 2023
North Korean airline says it will operate two flights from Russia this week

North Korean airline says it will operate two flights from Russia this week

Air Koryo and Vladivostok airport confirm flights to Pyongyang will take place on Aug. 25 and 28, first since 2020

North Korean airline says it will operate two flights from Russia this week
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin August 21, 2023
North Korea’s airline schedules flights from Vladivostok to Pyongyang next week

North Korea’s airline schedules flights from Vladivostok to Pyongyang next week

Russian airport confirms Air Koryo flights are in its system, but cautions this doesn’t mean they will actually takeoff

North Korea’s airline schedules flights from Vladivostok to Pyongyang next week
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin August 19, 2023
Why North Korea’s stunning new drones may be more Tehran than Pyongyang
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Why North Korea’s stunning new drones may be more Tehran than Pyongyang

Clones of US Global Hawk and Reaper appeared out of the blue, even though DPRK has neglected air power for decades

Why North Korea’s stunning new drones may be more Tehran than Pyongyang
Uzi Rubin
Uzi Rubin August 18, 2023
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
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