Archive for December 10th, 2017

U.N. says Yemen missiles fired at Saudi have “common origin”

Posted in Space on December 10th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.N. says Yemen missiles fired at Saudi have “common origin”

A group of United Nations experts have examined the wreckage of missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi forces.


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BAE Systems given contract to modify Mk 38 Mod 2 with C-UAS capability

Posted in Air Defense, Navy, UAV on December 10th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on BAE Systems given contract to modify Mk 38 Mod 2 with C-UAS capability

The U.S. Navy has given BAE Systems a sole source contract to add a counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) capability to the Mk 38 Mod 2 Machine Gun System (MGS).

USS Howard fires its Mk. 38 Mod. 2 machine gun during a live-fire exercise. (36009631892)
By Official U.S. Navy Page from United States of America MC2 Tyler Preston/U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Boeing issues statement saying it “respects” Canada’s decision to buy F/A-18 from RAAF

Posted in Air Force, Industry on December 10th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Boeing issues statement saying it “respects” Canada’s decision to buy F/A-18 from RAAF

Boeing issued a statement on Dec. 8 regarding media reports saying Canada has decided to buy used F/A-18s from the Royal Australian Air Force.

RAAF Hornet Zhu-7
By Duan Zhu [GFDL, GFDL, CC BY-SA 3.0 or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Japan’s Defense Ministry request to buy JSM; research on integrating LRSAM

Posted in Industry on December 10th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Japan Defense Ministry has officially requested on Dec. 8 for additional funds in the fiscal 2018 budget in order to buy long-range cruise missiles.

Joint Strike Missile Mockup at JA2016
By Strak Jegan (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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