Latest airliner loss for Malaysia: AirAsia flight QZ8501

A more solvable mystery?

Plenty of weather to go around on this one.
Plenty of weather to go around on this one.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

China deploys submarine to Gulf of Aden

Interesting times.

Chinese Song-class (Type 039) submarine. (Image via ChineseDefence.com)
Chinese Song-class (Type 039) submarine. (Image via ChineseDefence.com)

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Maldives sighting: A piece of the MH370 puzzle?

More things than are dreamed of in your philosophy.

 

Kuda Huvadhoo, Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives.  If you're going to be startled by a low-flying jumbo jet, it might as well be here.
Kuda Huvadhoo, Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives. If you’re going to be startled by a low-flying jumbo jet, it might as well be here.

Interestingly, the sighting of an unidentified jumbo jet in the Maldives on 8 March, just after 6:00 AM, doesn’t conflict with any other known information about the missing Malaysian Air 777.

So that’s a point worth considering.  Before going further, I should mention that I don’t think the aircraft stopped Continue reading “Maldives sighting: A piece of the MH370 puzzle?”

Asian mysteries: MH370 and the Iranian naval flotilla

Something amiss here.

 

Conundrum.
Conundrum.

We appear to have ourselves a bona fide mystery.  If anyone in authority knows what happened to the Malaysian Air 777 that took off on 8 March headed for China, he’s not talking.  The most recent revelations, as readers no doubt know, suggest that the plane continued flying for about 7 hours after the last official contact from the cockpit.

The UK Mirror produced a graphic depicting the 634 airfields where Continue reading “Asian mysteries: MH370 and the Iranian naval flotilla”

Iranian navy takes another big step outward

Iran busting out all over.

A couple of years ago, the Iranian navy announced it had deployed a submarine to the Red Sea as part of its patrol force there.  We can’t be sure (from out here in Unclassified World) how many times submarines have deployed to the Red Sea since.  It’s probably not many; Iran does better now with her Russian-built, Kilo-class submarines than she used to, in terms of keeping them ready and deployable, but her performance still wouldn’t be called great.

It’s good enough, however, to back up last week’s announcement that the Kilo-class submarine Younus (also spelled Younes and Yunes in transliteration) was heading for a deployment around the Indian Ocean, Continue reading “Iranian navy takes another big step outward”