New Features information at Airforce Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Airforce Technology Global Defence Technology: Issue 68 In this issue: The tech behind exercise Unmanned Warrior, trends in the world’s nuclear arsenals, Germany’s ambitious defence plans, spider silk armour for the US Army, the RAF’s future air capabilities, new trouble with Gerald R. Ford, and more. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:24:00 GMT September's top stories: India-France €7.8bn Rafale deal, Missing Swiss Air Force's F/A-18C fighter jet found France and India have signed the long-awaited contract for the acquisition of 36 Rafale for the Indian Air Force (IAF), The Swiss Air Force's F/A-18C fighter jet that crashed near Susten in central Switzerland on 29 August has been found, Swiss defen… Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 67 In this issue: Key outcomes from this year’s NATO summit, lessons to be learned from the Iraq invasion, inside the smart HQ, managing the MoD’s joint contingency plans, industry majors team up for the UK’s new fighter trainer, the Royal Navy catches … Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:42:00 GMT August's top stories: JASDF’s first F-35A Lightning II conducts maiden flight, Swiss Air Force's F/A-18C fighter jet goes missing The Japan Air Self Defense Force’s first F-35A Lightning II fighter has successfully completed its maiden flight, Swiss defence authorities have launched search operations for the Swiss Air Force's F/A-18C fighter jet, which went missing near Susten … Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 66 In this issue: The potential of a joint European force, Singapore’s defence procurement, Oshkosh’s TerraMax technology, the US Combat Rescue Helicopter programme, evolution of the Gripen E, Archerfish mine-hunting drone and more. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:58:00 GMT No man left behind: the US next gen air combat helicopter An update from Sikorsky reveals that the $1.2bn programme to replace the US Air Force's rapidly ageing HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters is progressing well. The contract signed in 2014 will see the delivery of HH-60W designed for critical combat search a… Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT July's top stories: QinetiQ and partners to bid for ASDOT programme, USAF's restored B-29 bomber conducts first flight QinetiQ, Thales and Textron AirLand have collaborated to bid for UK MoD's £1.2bn ASDOT programme, US Air Force's (USAF) restored B-29 Superfortress bomber aircraft has made its first flight. wraps up the key headlines from Ju… Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Gripen E: an evolution in pictures Saab has unveiled the Gripen E next-generation fighter, featuring an improved avionics system, the capability to carry more weapons and an improved range. Claire Apthorp takes a look at the evolution of the Gripen fighter and the capabilities of the … Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 65 In this issue: Project CameraShy and Chinese cyber espionage, Nordic defence cooperation, lightweight vehicle armour, SpaceX challenges the United Launch Alliance, overhauling the UK’s Type 45 destroyers and more Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:08:00 GMT June's top stories: L-3 wins $1.9bn KDC-10 support deal, Denmark buys F-35 jets L-3 Communications has secured a contract for the USAF's KDC-10 aerial refuelling tankers, the Danish Ministry of Defence has agreed to buy F-35A Lightning II multirole fighters. wraps up the key headlines from June 2016. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT SpaceX trumps ULA, but is it really the end of space flight monopoly? In April, the United States Air Force (USAF) awarded a valuable launch contract to Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) and so brought an end to the effective monopoly enjoyed by United Launch Alliance (ULA) for more than a decade. Wit… Sun, 03 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 64 In this issue: Australia’s shifting defence spending priorities, military innovation made in Japan, the next stage of the British-French Future Combat Air System project, modernising IT for the UK MoD, what’s next for the Successor submarine programm… Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:24:00 GMT May's top stories: Pakistan and China co-produce JF-17B aircraft, UK DIO awards RAF Mount Pleasant refurbish contract Pakistan and China are jointly producing the JF-17B dual seat combat fighter aircraft, the UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded an infrastructure contract to Trant Engineering. wraps up the key headlines fr… Mon, 06 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT Future Combat Air System: UK and France move ahead The UK and France have announced a £1.54bn project to build a prototype of the Future Combat Air System. The next-generation UAV programme builds on the successful £120m joint feasibility study undertaken after the last UK- France Summit in 2014. Wit… Mon, 16 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 63 In this issue: The US Marine Corps under pressure, what’s holding back military robotics, investigating drone crashes, the potential of synthetic biology in new material research, detection tech for dirty bombs, and more. Thu, 12 May 2016 16:29:00 GMT April’s top stories: France-Qatar Rafale deal, US-Australia sale of AIM-120D missiles Qatar and France conclude Rafale deal worth €6.7bn, US approves $1.22bn sale of advanced AIM-120D missiles to Australia, and Japan beefs up aerial defence against Chinese intrusions. wraps up the key headlines from April 2016. Wed, 04 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Sharp ascent: the UK MoD’s future flying training programme The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is investing in the new fixed wing flying training system to modernise flying training for aircrew across the air force, navy and air corps. The system, provided by Ascent Flight Training, will include modern training… Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT JPADS: circumventing GPS for next-gen precision airdrops Global positioning system (GPS) tech has been a vital enabler of accurate military airdrops for 25 years, but it has its limitations. With the development of the Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS), the US is looking to improve the safety and accu… Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 62 In this issue: The US defence budget for 2017, the case for consolidation in Europe, precision airdrops with the US military’s JPADS, the UK’s future flying training, the latest progress in the US Navy’s biofuels project and more Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:01:00 GMT March’s top stories: France-UK combat air system project, second phase of Operation Inherent Resolve France and UK to work on £1.54bn future combat air system project, Operation Inherent Resolve enters second phase, Finmeccanica to supply M-346 aircraft to Italian Air Force. wraps up the key headlines from March 2016. Sun, 03 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT