New Article information at Airforce Technology New and updated information from Article listed on www.airforce-technology.com http://www.airforce-technology.com/ en-us http://www.airforce-technology.com/ New Article information at Airforce Technology http://www.airforce-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif A lesson in air readiness with NATO http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurea-lesson-in-air-readiness-with-nato-5742581/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurea-lesson-in-air-readiness-with-nato-5742581/ To show just how ready NATO is to deploy its counter threat capability, the organisation recently packed up its entire Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC) moving it via air, land and sea from Poggio Renatico, Italy, to Sardinia, 600km s… Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Cloud Shadow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/cloud-shadow-unmanned-aerial-vehicle-uav/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/cloud-shadow-unmanned-aerial-vehicle-uav/ Cloud Shadow high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was unveiled in November 2016 during the Airshow China 2016 exhibition held in Zhuhai, China. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT The unmanned wingman: high-speed drones to support fighter aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurethe-unmanned-wingman-high--speed-drones-to-support-fighter-aircraft-5731459/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurethe-unmanned-wingman-high--speed-drones-to-support-fighter-aircraft-5731459/ Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has secured a contract to explore the use of high-speed drones to support fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft. Simply put such an unprecedented capability would provide fighter jets with a wingman capable … Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 72 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-72-5736456/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-72-5736456/ In this issue: New capabilities in air-to-air refuelling, a look at NATO’s new comms system, trends in protected mobility for armoured vehicles, the world’s first explosives sniffer drone, the future of UAVs in maritime ISR, closing capability gaps i… Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:06:00 GMT Air-to-Air Refuelling: why tomorrow’s tankers will need to pack their own punch http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureair-to-air-refuelling-why-tomorrows-tankers-will-need-to-pack-their-own-punch-5731190/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureair-to-air-refuelling-why-tomorrows-tankers-will-need-to-pack-their-own-punch-5731190/ Air-to-air refuelling (AAR) stands as one of the key enabling technologies of modern air supremacy. From projecting military power to delivering humanitarian aid, the ability of advanced air forces to operate far beyond their national boundaries prov… Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT January's top stories: Boeing's $2.1bn contract, VSE to support USAF's $11.4bn CFT programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurejanuarys-top-stories-boeing-receives-21bn-contract-vse-to-support-usafs-114bn-cft-programme-5730392/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurejanuarys-top-stories-boeing-receives-21bn-contract-vse-to-support-usafs-114bn-cft-programme-5730392/ Boeing has secured a $2.1bn contract for the third low-rate initial production (LRIP) lot of KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, VSE has received a contract to support the USAF Contract Field Teams (CFT) programme. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the ke… Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT VA001 Unmanned Aircraft System http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/va001-unmanned-aircraft-system/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/va001-unmanned-aircraft-system/ VA001 medium-altitude, long-endurance aircraft (MALE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is designed and built by Vanilla Aircraft for military forces intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and aerial mesh network relay missions. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT M-345 Basic-Advanced Jet Trainer http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/m-345-basic-advanced-jet-trainer/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/m-345-basic-advanced-jet-trainer/ The M-345 is a basic-advanced light-weight trainer jet developed by Alenia Aermacchi. The new aircraft will meet various training requirements of the armed forces worldwide. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT Spy’Ranger Mini Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/spyranger-mini-tactical-unmanned-aerial-vehicle/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/spyranger-mini-tactical-unmanned-aerial-vehicle/ Spy’Ranger mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system is developed by Thales for use by the armed forces and special forces units in applications such as airborne image intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and target acquisition. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT C295W Search and Rescue Aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/c295w-search-and-rescue-aircraft/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/c295w-search-and-rescue-aircraft/ The Government of Canada is procuring a new fleet of 16 C295W twin turboprop fixed-wing aircraft configured for search-and-rescue (SAR) missions from Airbus Defence and Space for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 71 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-71-5714433/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-71-5714433/ Keeping the peace in the Arctic region, a new satellite service from Airbus, closing the GPS gap with wearable sensors, instant detection for armour damage, high-speed drones for fighter aircraft support, progress of Australia’s new submarines, and m… Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:15:00 GMT AW149 Multirole Helicopter http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/aw149-helicopter/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/aw149-helicopter/ The AW149 is a 7t to 8t class multirole helicopter for military and paramilitary applications. The helicopter has a maximum cruise speed of 278km/h (150k) and a hover altitude ceiling of more than 6,000ft at maximum all up weight. Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2016: The year's biggest Airforce Technology stories http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/feature2016-the-years-biggest-airforce-technology-stories-5705512/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/feature2016-the-years-biggest-airforce-technology-stories-5705512/ Iraq requests $2bn worth of weapons for F-16, USAF unveils first rendering of B-21 long-range strike bomber, and France to work with the UK on £1.54bn future combat air system project. Airforce-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from 2016. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG) Satellites http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/cosmo-skymed-second-generation-csg-satellites/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/cosmo-skymed-second-generation-csg-satellites/ The Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO-SkyMed) Second Generation (CSG) programme involves the development of a two-satellite constellation to succeed the first generation COSMO-SkyMed system. Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 70 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-70-5693289/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-70-5693289/ In this issue: The tanks of tomorrow, unmanned technology and the frontline soldier, Rolls-Royce speaks out about UK budget policy, a new marketplace for surplus equipment, solving engineering problems on the Littoral Combat Ships, and more. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:21:00 GMT QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/qf-16-full-scale-aerial-target/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/qf-16-full-scale-aerial-target/ The QF-16 full-scale aerial target (FSAT) was developed by Boeing for the US Air Force (USAF). It is a modified platform of the ageing F-16 aircraft, retired from the service of the USAF. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cirrus Perception Special Mission Aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/cirrus-perception-special-mission-aircraft/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/cirrus-perception-special-mission-aircraft/ Cirrus Perception is a multi-mission intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft developed by Cirrus Aircraft. It is based on the Cirrus SR22 / SR22T civil utility aircraft. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT XS-1 Phase B: DARPA’s new space plane looks skyward http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurexs-1-phase-b-darpas-new-space-plane-looks-skyward-4809183/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurexs-1-phase-b-darpas-new-space-plane-looks-skyward-4809183/ DARPA has awarded contracts to Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Masten Space Systems to continue developing concepts for US military’s XS-1 experimental space plane. How could the new design make spaceflight commonplace, and what potential military benef… Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT November's top stories: US approves $31.2bn fighter jet sale, India test fires Prithvi-II http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurenovembers-top-stories-us-approves-312bn-fighter-jet-sale-india-test-fires-prithvi-ii-5687966/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurenovembers-top-stories-us-approves-312bn-fighter-jet-sale-india-test-fires-prithvi-ii-5687966/ US approves $31.2bn sale of military aircraft to Qatar and Kuwait, India has reportedly test-fired two Prithvi-II short-range ballistic missiles. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from November 2016. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT UH-1H Huey II Multi-Mission Helicopter http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/uh-1h-huey-ii-multi-mission-helicopter/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/uh-1h-huey-ii-multi-mission-helicopter/ Huey II is an upgraded version of Bell UH-1H multimission, medium-lift helicopter, designed and manufactured by Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT