Kono: N.korea's Slbm May Be Medium-range

Kono: N.Korea's SLBM may be medium-range

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono says the missile that North Korea launched on Wednesday is believed to be a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, or new SLBM. He suggests it could be classified as a medium-range ballistic missile considering its possible range.

Kono spoke to reporters on Thursday after North Korea's state-media reported earlier in the day that the country succeeded in test-firing the Pukguksong-3 SLBM in the Sea of Japan on the previous day. It is believed to have fallen into waters within Japan's exclusive economic zone.

Honda E Gets Final Range And Power Numbers Ahead Of Frankfurt

Honda E gets final range and power numbers ahead of Frankfurt

We've been waiting a long time for this. Official Honda E production details are out, including range, power, acceleration and new photos. Honda claims the little hatchback will be capable of going 136.7 miles on a full charge. That number isn't exactly competitive with anything more than the low-range Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 sold in America, but total range isn't the point with this car. Honda has already said that it's prioritizing a low weight and smaller form factor for city usage. We'll note one caveat with the range figure. Honda says the number comes from internal estimates, and doesn't indicate if it's 136.7 miles on the WLTP or NEDC standards. There will be two power outputs available. The base electric motor produces 134 horsepower, while the upgraded E will make 152 horsepower. Both versions put out 232 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration to 62 mph will take approximately 8 seconds, according to Honda. Finally, the Honda E is capable of fast charging, going from 0-80 percent capacity in as little as 30 minutes. It's a small 35.5 kWh battery pack, but Honda still hasn't provided a final, official curb weight. The last important bit of news revealed today is that these photos are the first showing a Honda E in its final production form. Up until now, all the Honda E photos have been of concepts or pre-production vehicles. That said, good luck finding anything different between these photos and the last big batch of pictures Honda released. The car is still as cute and stylish as ever — you'll be able to see it in person at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month. We could totally go for one as a city/commuter car, especially with the ludicrous 14-foot turning radius Honda promises. This may be the sixth, seventh or maybe even 20th time we've said it, but we sure do want the Honda E in America, too.

Iwaya: N.korea Fired Short-range Ballistic Missiles

Iwaya: N.Korea fired short-range ballistic missiles

The Japanese government says it has determined that two projectiles fired by North Korea last week were short-range ballistic missiles.

On Monday, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya told reporters that the government had concluded the projectiles were short-range ballistic missiles, based on information it had collected.

Nikon Could Have A Mid-range Mirrorless Camera In The Works For $900

Nikon Could Have A Mid-Range Mirrorless Camera In The Works For $900

With the launch of the new Nikon Z-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, it saw the company change up its strategy and approach to mirrorless cameras. Unlike the company’s previous attempts, the new Z-series seems to be much more well-received. Unfortunately, they do not come cheap, making it a bit inaccessible for those who aren’t necessarily professionals.

However, there is some good news because according to a report from Nikkei, it seems that Nikon could actually have a new mirrorless camera in the works. This model is said to be a mid-range model that could cost $900, making it more affordable than what the company has to offer at the moment.