Australia buys second MQ-4C Triton UAV

first_img Photo: Illustration: US Navy photo of MQ-4C Triton View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Share this article View post tag: MQ-4C View post tag: RAAF The Australian defense ministry announced it is buying the second of a planned fleet of six MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft.Australia is acquiring the Tritons through a cooperative program with the United States Navy. The MQ-4C is being acquired to complement Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft operations.Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne said the Triton acquisition was an important part of strengthening the security of Australia’s maritime boarders.“The Triton – which will complement our manned P-8A Poseidon aircraft – will significantly enhance our anti-submarine warfare and maritime strike capability as well as our ability to monitor and secure Australia’s maritime approaches,” minister Pyne said.“These capabilities help us protect our maritime area from threats such as people smuggling, and the exploitation of our natural resources from activities like illegal fishing.”“The Tritons will also be able to undertake enhanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks to support whole-of-government operations.”The approval of the second aircraft means that the project is on track to see the first Triton aircraft introduced into service in mid-2023 with all six planned to be delivered by late 2025, based at RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia. View post tag: Tritonlast_img read more

MLB hot stove: Blue Jays sign SS Freddy Galvis to 1-year deal

first_imgSource: Freddy Galvis’ deal with Toronto is for one-year, $4M, with $5.5M option for 2020. There is a $1M buyout on the option, so he’s guaranteed $5M in the deal. Galvis has already passed his physical. Deal also includes awards bonuses. @ShiDavidi was first with the deal.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 29, 2019Galvis is coming off of a year in which he hit .248 with 13 home runs and 67 RBIs for the Padres. MLB hot stove: Padres have eye on Mike Moustakas if they can’t land Manny Machado, report says OFFICIAL: We’ve signed INF Freddy Galvis to a 1-year contract with a club option for 2020.To make room on our 40-man roster, RHP Danny Barnes has been designated for assignment. pic.twitter.com/MqPXgy2Bug— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) January 29, 2019The first year of the deal is $4 million, but there is also an option for a second at $5.5 million, according to MLB.com. He is guaranteed $5 million in his contract. The Blue Jays have signed shortstop Freddy Galvis to a one-year deal, Toronto announced Tuesday. Toronto does have Bo Bichette waiting in the wings to take over the spot this season, but he is coming off of a year in which he took a bit of a step back at Double-A batting .286 with 11 home runs and 74 RBIs.While it might not seem like a bad year, he was much better across two levels the year before batting .362 with a .423 on-base percentage between low-A Lansing and high-A Dunedin. MLB hot stove: Rangers agree to 1-year contract with Shawn Kelley, report says The Blue Jays traded shortstop Aledmys Diaz to the Astros earlier this offseason and released Troy Tulowitzki as well, which left a gap at the position going into this year. Related Newslast_img read more