Archive for July 23rd, 2016

North Korea moving Nodong IRBMs southwards

Posted in Air Defense on July 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on North Korea moving Nodong IRBMs southwards

South Korea says its northern neighbor has moved its Nodong intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) closer to the south in an attempt to thwart the THAAD air defense system.


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B-21, private space companies are helping to revive California’s aerospace sector

Posted in Industry, Space on July 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on B-21, private space companies are helping to revive California’s aerospace sector

Analysts believe the aerospace sector in Southern California is expected to grow again after a downturn thanks to defense programs such as the B-21 and hiring from private space companies.

SpaceX Dragon v2 (Crew) artist depiction (16787988882)
By SpaceX [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

China has withdrawn HQ-9 from Woody Island

Posted in Air Defense on July 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on China has withdrawn HQ-9 from Woody Island

Jane’s analyzed commercial satellite photos taken earlier this month of Woody Island in the Paracel archipelago and concluded that China has withdrawn the HQ-9 air defense system stationed there.

HQ-9 at the China's 60th anniversary parade
By Voice of America [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Investigators found cause of ROK Army UH-1 crash

Posted in Army on July 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Investigators found cause of ROK Army UH-1 crash

The investigation into the crash of a South Korean Army UH-1H crash in Chuncheon on Feb. 15 found that the rotor-craft’s hydraulic servo valve had failed while the aircraft was in a hover.

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Indian Air Force An-32 missing with 29 on board

Posted in Air Force on July 23rd, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Indian Air Force An-32 missing with 29 on board

A Indian Air Force An-32 transport plane flying from Chennai to Port Blair has gone missing since Jul. 22.

Antonov An-32RE, India - Air Force AN1983739
By Oleg V. Belyakov – AirTeamImages [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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