North Korea test-launches at least one possible SLBM
19 October 2021
by Gabriel Dominguez & Kosuke Takahashi & Dae Young Kim
North Korea test-launched what appeared to be at least one submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) into the East Sea (also Sea of Japan) on 19 October, marking the first launch of such a missile type since October 2019.
The weapon, which was launched from waters off the eastern port city of Sinpo – where North Korea has a naval base and a naval shipyard –. travelled about 590 km and reached an altitude of about 60 km, the Yonhap News Agency quoted an unnamed South Korean source as saying.
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, are pictured disembarking from a CH-47F Chinook attached to the 5th Aviation Regiment. On 2 December the Australian Army established a new Aviation Command Unit. (Commonwealth of Australia)
The Australian Army launched on 2 December a command unit to optimise its aviation assets and support improved co-ordination across the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, said at a ceremony in Canberra that the new Army Aviation Command will enhance the service's resilience and adaptability, and ensure its training systems are “agile and contemporary”.
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