It was announced recently the twin-turboprop Dash 8 SOCOM Tactical Airborne Multi-Sensor Platform, or STAMP, has been given a new name, Foxhound. The news came as part of a bulletin announcing SOCOM had completed modifications on the latest Foxtrot acquired to replace one lost in a terrorist attack in Kenya last year. The Foxtrot is based on the De Havilland Canada DHC-8, a regional airliner that has become increasingly popular among military surveillance. The Foxtrot will share its codename with the Russian fighter jet, the MiG-31. It is unusual for the Department of Defense to approve names that already exist within potential adversary’s equipment arsenal but unheard of.
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