Just two years after Russian defense contractor Zala Aero first unveiled REX-1 anti-drone system back in 2017, the Kalashnikov Concern subsidiary is back with an girthy update to its slick electronic rifle.
Presented at the Russian Defense Ministry's Army 2019 International Military and Technical Forum in Moscow in late June, the new REX-2 offers additional electronic warfare capabilities in a lightweight (3 kg) package.
The REX-2 (Kalashnikov Concern photo)
The REX-2 comes with multiple radio and satellite navigation signal jamming modules capable of disrupting a range military and civilian communications from GPS to LTE, along with additional stroboscope and laser capabilities.
"The modular scheme allows arming the gun for specific missions," Army Recognition reports. "The 'quadcopter' jams control channels and information transmission, the 'satellite' jams navigation systems, the 'antenna' blocks Wi-Fi and the 'telephone' - mobile communications. The frequencies can be tuned according to customer requirements."
Cool. Cool cool cool. We now go live to the Zala Aero design offices:
Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials are warning soldiers and military families to be aware of scammers using the Exchange's logo.
In a news release Wednesday, Exchange officials said scammers using the name "Exchange Inc." have "fooled" soldiers and airmen to broker the sale of used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and boat engines.
KABUL (Reuters) - The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees a pact with the United States.
The Saturday night attack came as the Taliban and the United States try to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government.
Islamic State fighters, who first appeared in Afghanistan in 2014 and have since made inroads in the east and north, are not involved in the talks. They are battling government and U.S.-led international forces and the Taliban.
The group, in a statement on the messaging website Telegram, claimed responsibility for the attack at a west Kabul wedding hall in a minority Shi'ite neighborhood, saying its bomber had been able to infiltrate the reception and detonate his explosives in the crowd of "infidels".
Calling aviation geeks in New York City: The British are coming.
In their first visit to the United States since 2008, the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" will perform an aerial demonstration next week over the Hudson River, according to an Air Force news release. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams will also be part of the show.