New Features information at Airforce Technology New and updated information from Features listed on www.airforce-technology.com http://www.airforce-technology.com/ en-us http://www.airforce-technology.com/ New Features information at Airforce Technology http://www.airforce-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Global Defence Technology: Issue 74 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-74-5787041/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-74-5787041/ In this issue: The EU army that isn’t an army, BAE Systems on cyber security skills, innovation in explosive trace detection, Airbus’ high-altitude pseudo-satellite, the UK’s $1bn deal for US-built Predator B aircraft, piracy in Somalia after Operati… Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:42:00 GMT March's top stories: USAF awards landing gear support contract, Belgium to replace F-16 fleet http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuremarchs-top-stories-usaf-awards-909m-landing-gear-support-contract-belgium-plans-to-replace-f-16-fleet-5778638/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuremarchs-top-stories-usaf-awards-909m-landing-gear-support-contract-belgium-plans-to-replace-f-16-fleet-5778638/ USAF awards $909m landing gear support contract to AAR, Belgium plans to replace F-16 Fighting Falcon with new combat aircraft. Airforce-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from March 2017. Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT The US Air Force's struggle to retain fighter pilots http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurekeeping-them-flying-the-us-air-forces-struggle-to-retain-fighter-pilots-5776168/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurekeeping-them-flying-the-us-air-forces-struggle-to-retain-fighter-pilots-5776168/ The US Air Force is facing a pilot shortage and ranks of fighter pilots have been hit hardest. In 2015, the force was short 511 fighter pilots, a number that increased to nearly 750 at the end of 2016. Has the allure of the swashbuckling, all-America… Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Certifiable Predator B: a new generation sharpens its claws http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurecertifiable-predator-b-a-new-generation-sharpens-its-claws-5760856/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurecertifiable-predator-b-a-new-generation-sharpens-its-claws-5760856/ Following the news that the UK has ordered a fleet of the new Certifiable Predator B remotely piloted aircraft from the US in a deal worth $1bn, Claire Apthorp took a look at the new technology. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 73 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-73-5759628/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-73-5759628/ In this issue: The UK’s laser weapons project, US defence under Trump, industry trends for the year ahead, the challenges of maintaining effective land forces, new energy ideas for operating bases, a lesson in air readiness with NATO, and more. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:35:00 GMT February's top stories: MBDA wins £146m UK MoD contract, Northrop, BAE withdraw joint bid http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurefebruarys-top-stories-mbda-wins-146m-uk-mod-contract-northrop-bae-withdraw-joint-bid-5753905/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurefebruarys-top-stories-mbda-wins-146m-uk-mod-contract-northrop-bae-withdraw-joint-bid-5753905/ MBDA wins £146m UK MoD contract, and Northrop and BAE withdraw joint bid for USAF's $16bn T-X trainer programme. Airforce-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from February 2017. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT 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 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 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 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 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 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 Global Defence Technology: Issue 69 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-69-5665193/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-69-5665193/ In this issue: Could Russia gain a technological edge over Britain? Plus: the benefits of base sharing, protecting GPS guided weapons from spoofing, the next step in electric vehicles, contenders for the T-X jet trainer programme, lessons learned fro… Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:06:00 GMT October's top stories: BAE to upgrade Typhoons, Nato increases ISIS attacks http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureoctobers-top-stories-bae-to-upgrade-eurofighter-typhoon-fleet-nato-intensifies-efforts-against-isis-5653471/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureoctobers-top-stories-bae-to-upgrade-eurofighter-typhoon-fleet-nato-intensifies-efforts-against-isis-5653471/ BAE to upgrade UK Royal Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon fleet, Nato has intensified its efforts against ISIS by deploying its advanced airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from Octob… Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Spoofing and jamming: tackling threats to GPS-guided systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurespoofing-and-jamming-tackling-threats-to-gps-guided-systems-5649119/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurespoofing-and-jamming-tackling-threats-to-gps-guided-systems-5649119/ GPS-guided weapons such as cruise missiles and the British Army’s Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System have the potential to fall victim to ‘spoofing’ attacks by terrorists and hostile forces, which could lead rockets or missiles astray. While some a… Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:31:00 GMT Profiling the contenders for the USAF’s T-X jet trainer programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurewhat-are-the-contenders-for-the-usafs-t-x-programme-5646403/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurewhat-are-the-contenders-for-the-usafs-t-x-programme-5646403/ Aerospace contractors are gearing up for the competition to replace the T-38 Talon as the US Air Force’s next jet trainer. The T-X programme aims to bridge the gap between primary training on the T-6 Texan II and advanced fighters such as the F-22 an… Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT