Archive for May 30th, 2016

RTN S-70B did well against USS San Francisco during ASW exercise

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The Royal Thai Navy and the U.S. Navy carried the bilateral Exercise Guardian Sea in the Andaman Sea May 23-27 and a senior RTN officer said his service’s S-70B anti-submarine helicopter did very well in the exercise.

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Photos: Royal Thai Navy
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South Korea pursuing SLBM program

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An anonymous South Korean official was quoted by Korea Joongang Daily as saying that Seoul intends to fit submarine-launch ballistic missile (SLBM) on its next generation Chang Bogo-III submarine.

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By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Lithuania, Poland interested in NASAMS

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Lithuania’s Defense Minister Juozas Olekas was quoted by BNS news agency as saying that the Baltic state is keen on getting the Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS).

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By Soldatnytt from Oslo, Norway (Øvelse Seapie (17 of 17)) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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South Korea modifying the Mk 41 VLS on Sejong the Great-class destroyers

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As part of its long-term plan to arm its Sejong the Great-class destroyers with the SM-3 and SM-6 air intercept missiles, the South Korean Navy is proceeding with the Mk 41 VLS on three existing ships.

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By 대한민국 국군 Republic of Korea Armed Forces (2008년9월27일 해군 세종대왕함기동 (1)) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Aurora Flight Sciences to test its AACUS on USMC UH-1H next year

Posted in Industry, Marines, UAV on May 30th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Aurora Flight Sciences to test its AACUS on USMC UH-1H next year

The entire U.S. Marine Corps rotary-wing fleet could be converted into autonomous flying machines starting from 2018 if the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) being develop by Aurora Flight Sciences proves to be workable.

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Photo By: Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte
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