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 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 Global Defence Technology: Issue 68 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-68-5029717/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-68-5029717/ 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureseptembers-top-stories-india-france-78bn-rafale-deal-missing-swiss-air-forces-fa-18c-fighter-jet-found-5024462/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureseptembers-top-stories-india-france-78bn-rafale-deal-missing-swiss-air-forces-fa-18c-fighter-jet-found-5024462/ 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-67-5016988/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-67-5016988/ 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureaugusts-top-stories-jasdfs-first-f-35a-lightning-ii-conducts-maiden-flight-swiss-air-forces-fa-18c-fighter-jet-goes-missing-4997613/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureaugusts-top-stories-jasdfs-first-f-35a-lightning-ii-conducts-maiden-flight-swiss-air-forces-fa-18c-fighter-jet-goes-missing-4997613/ 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-66-4976291/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-66-4976291/ 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureno-man-left-behind-the-us-next-gen-air-combat-helicopter-4970625/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureno-man-left-behind-the-us-next-gen-air-combat-helicopter-4970625/ 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurejulys-top-stories-qinetiq-and-partners-to-bid-for-asdot-programme-usafs-restored-b-29-bomber-conducts-first-flight-4968615/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurejulys-top-stories-qinetiq-and-partners-to-bid-for-asdot-programme-usafs-restored-b-29-bomber-conducts-first-flight-4968615/ 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. Airforce-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from Ju… Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 65 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-65-4951560/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-65-4951560/ 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurejunes-top-stories-l-3-wins-19bn-kdc-10-support-deal-denmark-buys-f-35-fighter-jets-4941669/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurejunes-top-stories-l-3-wins-19bn-kdc-10-support-deal-denmark-buys-f-35-fighter-jets-4941669/ 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. Airforce-technology.com 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? http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurespacex-trumps-ula-but-is-it-really-the-end-of-space-flight-monopoly-4939184/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurespacex-trumps-ula-but-is-it-really-the-end-of-space-flight-monopoly-4939184/ 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-64-4917230/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-64-4917230/ 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuremays-top-stories-pakistan-and-china-jointly-produce-jf-17b-aircraft-uk-dio-awards-raf-mount-pleasant-complex-refurbish-contract-4912916/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuremays-top-stories-pakistan-and-china-jointly-produce-jf-17b-aircraft-uk-dio-awards-raf-mount-pleasant-complex-refurbish-contract-4912916/ 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. Airforce-technology.com wraps up the key headlines fr… Mon, 06 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT Future Combat Air System: UK and France move ahead http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurefuture-combat-air-system-uk-and-france-move-ahead-4893221/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurefuture-combat-air-system-uk-and-france-move-ahead-4893221/ 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