ALERT South Korea fighter jets scrambled after China military planes enter country’s airspace

South Korean fighter jets were scrambled after five Chinese military planes entered the country’s airspace. The Chinese aircraft entered the Korean Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) from southwest of Socotra Rock. The submerged rock is the subject of a maritime dispute between South Korea and China, and it serves as the foundation for a South…

BREAKING North Korea fires new ballistic missile from Pyongsong in South Pyongan Province

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile, South Korean media say, quoting military officials. South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that the missile flew eastward. UPDATE 20:09 UTC Korea’s missile flew around 960km at altitude of 4,500km. UPDATE 20:03 UTC US has detected, tracked 1 North Korean launch that it believes was an intercontinental ballistic missile.…

Japan scrambles fighter jets after China sends bombers and intelligence-gathering planes through international airspace near Okinawa

China on Sunday again sent bombers and intelligence-gathering aircraft through international airspace between the islands of Okinawa and Miyako in the East China Sea, part of what Beijing has called continued “regular” exercises in the area. Japan scrambled fighters in response, though no violation of Japanese airspace was detected. Four H-6 bombers and two intelligence-gathering…

A Royal Malaysian Air Force C130 made a belly landing at Labuan Airport following landing gear malfunction (video)

A Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) plane made an emergency landing at the Labuan International Airport on November, 18 following a landing gear malfunction. The Defence Ministry, in a statement, said the pilot of the military transport aircraft, C130 Hercules, was forced to land without tyres at 5.15pm, after circling for six hours to burn…