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 Friend or foe: securing aircraft IFF systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurefriend-or-foe-securing-aircraft-iff-systems-5898618/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurefriend-or-foe-securing-aircraft-iff-systems-5898618/ The US Air Force has contracted Raytheon to provide secure identification friend-or-foe (IFF) equipment in a bid to help safeguard aircraft. IFF technology, which helps radar operators and missile crews tell the difference between friendly and potent… Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 78 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-78-5897919/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-78-5897919/ In this issue: Autonomous systems for frontline resupply, electric hub-drive technology for armoured vehicles, the F-35’s arrival in Europe, how to turn an air force base into a ‘smart base’, the future of littoral warfare and more. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:29:00 GMT July's top stories: Brimstone missile's first live fire trial, British RAF to begin recruiting women http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurejuly-2017-top-news-stories-airforce-5886712/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurejuly-2017-top-news-stories-airforce-5886712/ MBDA’s Brimstone missile successfully completed the first live test firing from a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, the British RAF is to allow women into ground close combat roles for the first time. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines fr… Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 77 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-77-5871030/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-77-5871030/ In this issue: South Korea’s defence strategy, NATO’s cyber security upgrades, the future of Scotland’s military bases, stealth solutions for refuelling tankers, new research into supercavitating torpedoes and more. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:33:00 GMT Maxwell: smart base pilot kicks off http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuremaxwell-smart-base-pilot-kicks-off-5865006/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuremaxwell-smart-base-pilot-kicks-off-5865006/ AT&T has announced it is working with Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, to pilot a more efficient and effective “smart base.” The concept uses Internet of Things technology to pull together connected smart perimeters, gate monitoring, no… Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT June's top stories: US approves $1.3bn sale of Gulfstream G550 aircraft, USAF grounds F-35A aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurejunes-top-stories-us-approves-13bn-sale-of-gulfstream-g550-aircraft-usaf-grounds-f-35a-aircraft-5860449/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurejunes-top-stories-us-approves-13bn-sale-of-gulfstream-g550-aircraft-usaf-grounds-f-35a-aircraft-5860449/ The US approved a potential $1.3bn foreign military sale of Gulfstream G550 aircraft to Australia, USAF grounded F-35A aircraft over pilot oxygen supply issue. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from June 2017. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT A stealth solution for the US Air Force's biggest birds http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurea-stealth-solution-for-the-us-air-forces-biggest-birds-5852434/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurea-stealth-solution-for-the-us-air-forces-biggest-birds-5852434/ Pentagon chiefs are looking to Silicon Valley to present ideas for a ‘now you see me, now you don’t’ cloaking technology for the largest aircraft in the fleet – aerial refuelling tankers. According to top officials from the Air Mobility Command, ther… Sun, 02 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT F-35 Lightning: up and away http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuref-35-lightning-up-and-away-5851856/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuref-35-lightning-up-and-away-5851856/ April’s arrival of F-35 Lightning IIs at RAF Lakenheath at the start of their first ever deployment outside of the US marked a significant milestone for an aircraft which has been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT All a Kaggle: DSTL teamup identifies novel ways to evaluate defence data http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureall-a-kaggle-dstl-teamup-identifies-novel-ways-to-evaluate-defence-data-5835935/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureall-a-kaggle-dstl-teamup-identifies-novel-ways-to-evaluate-defence-data-5835935/ The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) recently partnered with Kaggle, the world’s largest data science competition community, to identify novel methods to evaluate large, complex data sets. The competition attracted over 5,000 sub… Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 76 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-76-5836037/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-76-5836037/ In this issue: The UK’s new virtual training capability, how small businesses can secure MoD contracts, benefits of networking radios for dismounted combat, contenders for the US Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle, improving MRO availability wit… Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:36:00 GMT May's top stories: USAF test-fires Minuteman III, New Zealand requests P-8A Poseidon aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuremays-top-stories-usaf-test-fires-minuteman-iii-new-zealand-requests-p-8a-poseidon-aircraft-5825139/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuremays-top-stories-usaf-test-fires-minuteman-iii-new-zealand-requests-p-8a-poseidon-aircraft-5825139/ The USAF conducted a further test-fire of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), US DSCA notified Congress of a potential $1.46bn foreign military sale of P-8A aircraft to New Zealand. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the… Mon, 05 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 75 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-75-5810035/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-75-5810035/ In this issue: The race for satellite servicing robots in the US, Finland’s defence upgrades, replacing the Royal Navy’s Harpoon missiles, why NATO must adapt to survive, and more. Wed, 10 May 2017 12:01:00 GMT April's top stories: Boeing wins $2.2bn contract, Israel commissions David's Sling http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureaprils-top-stories-boeing-wins-22bn-contract-israel-commissions-davids-sling-5800435/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureaprils-top-stories-boeing-wins-22bn-contract-israel-commissions-davids-sling-5800435/ Boeing secured a $2.2bn contract to modernise maritime patrol capabilities of P-8A Poseidon aircraft worldwide, Israel commissioned David's Sling missile defence system. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from April 2017. Wed, 03 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT 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