Just about done with the updating. For now all that has been accomplished is a sanity check of individual locations (which took a lot of time given that there are well over 7,000 sites), with some updates and deletions. I have yet to go through China's EW sites to reattack the radar ID issue, that'll be next.
One thing I have decided to do is go through Russia and China and break everything down by military region. In these two cases, you'll be able to open the country folder, and see a series of subfolders for each MR. These folders will be organized the same way the country folders are now, with subfolders for active sites, facilities, etc. Also, the MR subfolders will also be "clickable" the same way country folders are now. When you click on Russia, for example, a window will appear giving you the overall totals for Russia. Then when you click on the Western Region folder, for example, you'll get the totals for that individual region. This will make things like updating the Russia and China air defense articles for I&A that much easier as well, as I will no longer have to spend time separating everything out.
When the Russia and China breakdowns are done, I'll update the files. Doing China's EW sites will be a bit more time consuming so it'll likely appear in the next update. I also may go back and heavily alter the Historical Sites idea, using it only to store sites that have actually disappeared. Given that some countries re-use old SAM sites for newer systems (like Russia) I can't justify moving, say, their SA-2 sites into the Historical section en masse. If it can't be done there, it shouldn't be done anywhere in order to maintain consistency.
Working a few new projects for IHS Jane's as well, more details on those to follow when it gets closer to publication. For now, pick up the next issue of Defence Weekly, I just might be quoted in there.
The June I&A is coming along, with a few interesting topics. There will be a Syrian air defense network piece, an examination of what might be a new radar in Russia, an overview of Korea's ADD complexes, and a contributor piece on Iran. And anything else I can think up in the next few days! It'll be out by the end of the month.
All for now, except that if you haven't 1) seen Prometheus, 2) heard The Industrialist, or 3) acknowledged the superiority of the Heat, then, well: summer, you're doing it wrong.