KC-390 undergoing cross-wind landing trials at Scottsbluff airport

Posted in Air Force on December 11th, 2017 Be the first to comment

An airport in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska is playing host to the Embraer KC-390 as the medium-size, twin-engine military transport is there for cross-wind landing testing.

KC-390 em voo no interior de São Paulo
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U.N. says Yemen missiles fired at Saudi have “common origin”

Posted in Space on December 10th, 2017 Be the first to comment

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 Be the first to comment

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 Be the first to comment

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 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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