New News information at Airforce Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.airforce-technology.com http://www.airforce-technology.com/ en-us http://www.airforce-technology.com/ New News information at Airforce Technology http://www.airforce-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif US AFRL conducts ground-based testing of diesel engine for unmanned aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-afrl-conducts-ground-based-testing-of-diesel-engine-for-unmanned-aircraft-5900737 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-afrl-conducts-ground-based-testing-of-diesel-engine-for-unmanned-aircraft-5900737 The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO) has conducted ground-based testing on a diesel engine for unmanned aircraft. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT USAF awards $499m ASAPTR contract to Aurora Flight Sciences http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-awards-499m-asaptr-contract-to-aurora-flight-sciences-5901035 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-awards-499m-asaptr-contract-to-aurora-flight-sciences-5901035 The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a $499m contract to Aurora Flight Sciences for aerospace systems air platform technology research (ASAPTR) programme. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT RAAF’s C-17A, KC-30A aircraft participates in Exercise Mobility Guardian 17 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraaf-deploys-c-17a-kc-30a-aircraft-to-exercise-mobility-guardian-17-in-us-5900960 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraaf-deploys-c-17a-kc-30a-aircraft-to-exercise-mobility-guardian-17-in-us-5900960 The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has deployed C-17A Globemaster III transport and KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft to the US in support of Exercise Mobility Guardian 17. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT CAE subcontracts Rockwell for French Air Force’s FOMEDEC programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscae-subcontracts-rockwell-for-french-air-forces-fomedec-programme-5900020 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscae-subcontracts-rockwell-for-french-air-forces-fomedec-programme-5900020 CAE has subcontracted Rockwell Collins to deliver visual display systems for the French Air Force’s Formation Modernisée et Entrainement Différencié des Equipages de Chasse (FOMEDEC) programme. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT AAR begins work on $909m landing gear support contract for USAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaar-begins-work-on-909m-landing-gear-support-contract-for-usaf-5899077 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaar-begins-work-on-909m-landing-gear-support-contract-for-usaf-5899077 AAR has begun work on a $909m landing gear support contract for the US Air Force (USAF), upon receiving the Notice to Proceed. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Royal Australian Air Force to withdraw Heron RPA from service http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroyal-australian-air-force-to-withdraw-heron-rpa-from-service-5898640 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroyal-australian-air-force-to-withdraw-heron-rpa-from-service-5898640 The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has announced plans to withdraw its Heron remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) from service by the end of this year. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT IBM develops 'brain-like' supercomputer for US Air Force Research Lab http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsibm-develops-brain-like-supercomputer-for-us-air-force-research-lab-5898276 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsibm-develops-brain-like-supercomputer-for-us-air-force-research-lab-5898276 Technology company IBM is developing a new supercomputer powered by 64 TrueNorth chips for use by the US Air Force Research Lab, as part of a collaboration announced in June. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT India's HAL flies first AESA radar-upgraded Jaguar fighter aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newshal-flies-first-aesa-radar-upgraded-jaguar-fighter-aircraft-5899505 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newshal-flies-first-aesa-radar-upgraded-jaguar-fighter-aircraft-5899505 India-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has reportedly announced the successful flight of the first Jaguar fighter aircraft to be upgraded with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Report: Saudi Arabia retains its position as one of the world’s biggest arms importers http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-saudi-arabia-upkeeps-its-position-as-one-of-the-worlds-biggest-arms-importer-5897137 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-saudi-arabia-upkeeps-its-position-as-one-of-the-worlds-biggest-arms-importer-5897137 The ongoing arms race between Saudi Arabia and its Middle Eastern counterparts is anticipated to fuel the nation’s arms imports, according to a report by Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI). Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Summit Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Boeing http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-summit-technologies-northrop-grumman-boeing-5897125 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-summit-technologies-northrop-grumman-boeing-5897125 The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has awarded a $250m-worth contract to Summit Technologies Inc for mission planning support contract III project. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Colombian Air Force completes multinational personnel airdrop mission from Casa 295 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscolombian-air-force-completes-multinational-personnel-airdrop-mission-from-casa-295-5898626 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscolombian-air-force-completes-multinational-personnel-airdrop-mission-from-casa-295-5898626 The Colombian Air Force has successfully completed a multinational personnel airdrop mission using a Casa 295 transport aircraft at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, US. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Harris delivers third navigation payload for USAF's GPS III satellites http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsharris-completes-delivery-of-third-navigation-payload-for-usafs-gps-iii-satellite-5896809 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsharris-completes-delivery-of-third-navigation-payload-for-usafs-gps-iii-satellite-5896809 Harris has completed the delivery of a third advanced navigation payload for the US Air Force's (USAF) GPS III satellites. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT KeyW to conduct research in multi-sensor multi-domain fusion for airborne ISR http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskeyw-to-conduct-research-in-multi-sensor-multi-domain-fusion-for-airborne-isr-5897355 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskeyw-to-conduct-research-in-multi-sensor-multi-domain-fusion-for-airborne-isr-5897355 KeyW has secured a $24m contract from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to advance its airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) development efforts. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Brazilian Air Force’s Airbus C295 SAR completes five-week demonstration tour http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-c295-sar-aircraft-completes-five-week-demonstration-tour-5897029 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-c295-sar-aircraft-completes-five-week-demonstration-tour-5897029 The Brazilian Air Force’s (FAB) first Airbus C295 search-and-rescue (SAR) aircraft has successfully completed its five-week demonstration tour. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Romania signs LoI with Bell Helicopter for attack helicopters http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsromania-signs-agreement-with-bell-helicopter-for-attack-helicopters-5897484 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsromania-signs-agreement-with-bell-helicopter-for-attack-helicopters-5897484 Romania Defence Minister Adrian Tutuianu has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Bell Helicopter to acquire attack helicopters for the country's armed forces. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Northrop to upgrade radio terminal capabilities aboard USAF’s JSTARS aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-to-upgrade-radio-terminal-capabilities-aboard-usafs-joint-stars-aircraft-5895437 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-to-upgrade-radio-terminal-capabilities-aboard-usafs-joint-stars-aircraft-5895437 Northrop Grumman has been contracted to upgrade communication capabilities aboard the US Air Force’s (USAF) E-8C joint surveillance target attack radar system (Joint STARS) fleet. Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT USAF deploys three receivers from Lockheed for GPS monitoring stations http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-deploys-three-receivers-from-lockheed-for-gps-monitoring-stations-5895978 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-deploys-three-receivers-from-lockheed-for-gps-monitoring-stations-5895978 Lockheed Martin has completed the delivery and deployment of three receivers for the US Air Force’s (USAF) global positioning system (GPS) monitoring stations. Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Second phase of Mobility Guardian exercise begins http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssecond-phase-of-mobility-guardian-exercise-begins-5895992 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssecond-phase-of-mobility-guardian-exercise-begins-5895992 The phase two of a massive joint exercise, Mobility Guardian, has commenced at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, US, on 6 August. Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT SparkCognition to provide artificial intelligence pilot effort for USAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdiux-contracts-sparkcognition-for-artificial-intelligence-pilot-effort-for-usaf-5894532 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdiux-contracts-sparkcognition-for-artificial-intelligence-pilot-effort-for-usaf-5894532 US-based start-up SparkCognition has received a contract from the Pentagon’s Silicon Valley office, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), to provide artificial intelligence (AI) pilot effort to the US Air Force (USAF). Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Australia expands F/A-18A/B Hornet sustainment contract with Boeing http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-extends-fa-18ab-classic-hornet-sustainment-contract-with-boeing-5894511 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-extends-fa-18ab-classic-hornet-sustainment-contract-with-boeing-5894511 The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has expanded the terms of its contract with Boeing Defence Australia to continue providing sustainment services to the service’s F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet aircraft fleet until December 2021. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT