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  • [New] Researchers, using aircraft based at the US air base in South Korea, will fly through areas with the worst air quality - which happen to be where the Asian monsoon occurs. SciDev.Net
  • [New] Water, Miners, Drone, Mexico, Rescuers will deploy underwater drone to save 10 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine in northern Mexico. LBCI Lebanon
  • [New] Drones and missiles are possible, though Ukraine is not known to have any missiles that could reach 140 miles from the nearest front line. The Washington Post
  • [New] South Korea could concurrently implement a new project to build a fighter demonstrator capable of internally carrying weapons and missiles while mass-producing KF-21 fighter aircraft. the korea herald
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  • [New] Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russia of rocket strikes that killed 13 civilians in areas near a Russian-held power plant, where renewed fighting has raised fears of a nuclear disaster. DefenceTalk
  • [New] Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX pioneered autonomous landing of orbital rockets, using droneships and even plans to catch its Super Heavy boosters using giant automated arms attached to its launch tower. CNet
  • [New] China's designated no-fly zones, and crossings of the median line, have compressed Taiwan's training space and will affect the normal operation of international flights and air routes in the future. ABC News
  • [New] Because Iran could shoot down U.S. aircraft and target U.S. troops in the region with drone or missile strikes, a U.S. strike might include preemptive strikes on Iranian military bases. Defense Priorities
  • [New] Rescuers will deploy an underwater drone as part of efforts to save 10 workers trapped for five days in a flooded coal mine in northern Mexico. Digital Journal
  • [New] The US Navy's Seventh Fleet, which is based in Japan, will send ships and planes through the Taiwan Strait in the coming weeks. News From
  • [New] Taiwan's defence ministry said on Saturday its forces scrambled jets to warn away 20 Chinese aircraft, including 14 that crossed the median line. The Times Of India
  • [New] China on Sunday shortened its suspension period for inbound international flights carrying Covid-positive passengers, signalling that Beijing could soon ease its strict border controls. The Times Of India
  • [New] Israeli air strikes flattened homes in Gaza on Saturday and Palestinian rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted for a second day, raising fears of another major escalation in the Mideast conflict. ABC News
  • [New] GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli airstrikes flattened homes in Gaza on Saturday and Palestinian rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted for a second day, raising fears of another major escalation in the Mideast conflict. Stars and Stripes
  • [New] Gaza City - Israeli air raids levelled homes in Gaza and Palestinian rockets targeted southern Israel for a second day, stoking fears of another major escalation 14 months after the last war. Al Jazeera
  • [New] In June, Virgin signed a deal with Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to build two new motherships to enter service in 2025, to support a fleet of new Delta-class space planes scheduled to fly once a week. Space
  • [New] Outside of cities and villages there will be nowhere for Russians to hide, nowhere they and their resupply efforts cannot be easily spotted by Ukrainian aircraft, drones, and other forces looking for targets. Small Wars Journal
  • A new satellite network that provides 100-percent global coverage now offers an opportunity for trajectory-based operations, in which every flight route can be individually designed and aircraft are permitted to fly farther while closer together. SIAM News
  • Since Wednesday, Beijing has sent at least 44 aircraft across the median line, causing Taiwan to scramble jets to warn them away, as well as multiple warships. The Telegraph
  • Taiwan's defence ministry said it had scrambled jets to warn away 49 Chinese aircraft in its air defence zone on Friday and a total of 68 Chinese military aircraft and 13 navy ships had conducted missions. The Guardian
  • Lufthansa rose 6.4% as it said it expected demand for short-haul flights in Europe to drive growth at its passenger airlines in 2022, forecasting a return to group operating profit for the full year.

Last updated: 15 August 2022