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

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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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F-22 damaged during touch-and-go nearing end of six-year repair job

Posted in Air Force on December 9th, 2017 Be the first to comment

A F-22, # 02-4037, was badly damaged when it failed to lift off during a touch-and-go at Tyndall Air Force base in 2012. The jet will soon be servicable again next March after a six-year repair job.

Raptor F-22 27th
By Technical Sergeant Ben Bloker (USAF) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russia will soon deliver S-400 to China

Posted in Air Defense on December 9th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Sergey Chemezov, the General Director of Rostec, told TASS that delivery of the S-400 air defense missile system to China will “start in the near future.”

ЗРК С-400 Триумф (SA-21) на репетиции 4 мая 2010
By ru:Участник:Goodvint (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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