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 USAF's SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite delivers first imagery http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-sbirs-geo-flight-3-satellite-delivers-first-imagery-5770629 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-sbirs-geo-flight-3-satellite-delivers-first-imagery-5770629 The US Air Force's (USAF) third space-based infrared system (SBIRS) geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO) satellite has delivered first images from its orbit. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Saab to use Northrop's CEESIM to perform aircraft testing on Gripen JAS 39 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-to-use-northrops-ceesim-to-perform-aircraft-testing-on-gripen-jas-39-5770982 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-to-use-northrops-ceesim-to-perform-aircraft-testing-on-gripen-jas-39-5770982 Northrop Grumman's Amherst Systems business unit has delivered a combat electromagnetic environment simulator (CEESIM) for Gripen JAS 39 multirole fighter, developed by Saab. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT USAF's B-1B Lancer conducts training with Japanese and South Korean forces http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-b-1b-lancer-conducts-training-with-japanese-and-south-korean-forces-5770990 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-b-1b-lancer-conducts-training-with-japanese-and-south-korean-forces-5770990 The US Air Force's (USAF) B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft has conducted bilateral training missions with the Japanese and South Korean air forces. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Space Exploration Technologies http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-lockheed-martin-boeing-space-exploration-technologies-5769561 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-lockheed-martin-boeing-space-exploration-technologies-5769561 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $750m-worth contract by the US Defense Logistics Agency to provide logistics support for the US Air Force (USAF) Air Logistics Complexes for a period of five years. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Royal Malaysian Air Force receives flight training simulator from Thales http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroyal-malaysian-air-force-receives-flight-training-simulator-from-thales-5769449 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroyal-malaysian-air-force-receives-flight-training-simulator-from-thales-5769449 The Royal Malaysian Air Force has taken delivery of a new flight and navigation training simulator from Thales. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT MacB wins contract to support air force equipment management system in US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmacb-wins-contract-to-support-air-force-equipment-management-system-in-us-5769148 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmacb-wins-contract-to-support-air-force-equipment-management-system-in-us-5769148 MacAulay-Brown (MacB) has received a contract to support the air force equipment management system (AFEMS) of the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC). Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Boeing conducts ground and flight testing of USAF's KC-46A tanker http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-completes-ground-and-flight-testing-of-usafs-kc-46a-tanker-aircraft-5769141 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-completes-ground-and-flight-testing-of-usafs-kc-46a-tanker-aircraft-5769141 Boeing has conducted ground and flight testing of the KC-46A Pegasus multirole tanker at Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in California. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT USAF deploys A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft to Afghanistan http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-deploys-a-29-super-tucano-light-attack-aircraft-to-afghanistan-5768882 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-deploys-a-29-super-tucano-light-attack-aircraft-to-afghanistan-5768882 The US Air Force (USAF) has deployed four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft to Kabul, in support of the Afghan Air Force. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Belgium plans to replace F-16 Fighting Falcon with new combat aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbelgium-plans-to-replace-f-16-fighting-falcon-with-new-combat-aircraft-5768850 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbelgium-plans-to-replace-f-16-fighting-falcon-with-new-combat-aircraft-5768850 Belgian Defence Minister Steven Vandeput has announced plans to replace its existing fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, in a bid to improve its air combat capability. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Vectrus contracted to support USAF operations at Maxwell-Gunter AFB in Alabama http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsvectrus-wins-contract-to-support-usaf-operations-at-maxwell-gunter-base-5768658 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsvectrus-wins-contract-to-support-usaf-operations-at-maxwell-gunter-base-5768658 Vectrus Systems has received a base operations contract to support the US Air Force (USAF) at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base (AFB) in Alabama. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT DARPA completes Phase I of Gremlins programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-completes-phase-i-of-gremlins-programme-5767411 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-completes-phase-i-of-gremlins-programme-5767411 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has completed the Phase I of its Gremlins programme. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT USAF completes testing of Paveway IV bomb aboard F-35B Lightning II http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-completes-testing-of-paveway-iv-bomb-aboard-f-35b-lightning-ii-5767423 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-completes-testing-of-paveway-iv-bomb-aboard-f-35b-lightning-ii-5767423 The US Air Force's (USAF) 461st Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) has recently completed testing of Paveway IV precision-guided bomb aboard a US Marine Corps short takeoff / vertical landing variant of F-35B Lightning II. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Israel to deploy David's Sling missile defence system http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisrael-to-deploy-davids-sling-missile-defence-system-5767524 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisrael-to-deploy-davids-sling-missile-defence-system-5767524 The Israeli Air Force is set to deploy David's Sling Weapon System (DSWS) to safeguard the country from threats posed by enemy countries such as Iran and Syria. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT RSAF's Heron 1 UAV achieves full operational capability http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrsafs-heron-1-uav-achieves-full-operational-capability-5766787 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrsafs-heron-1-uav-achieves-full-operational-capability-5766787 The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has declared full operational capability (FOC) for its Heron 1 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT ULA Delta IV delivers US military communications satellite WGS-9 into orbit http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsninth-wgs-satellite-launched-by-usafs-45th-space-wing-5766432 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsninth-wgs-satellite-launched-by-usafs-45th-space-wing-5766432 United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Delta IV rocket has successfully delivered the ninth Boeing-built US military communications satellite, Wideband Global Satcom (WGS-9), from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT North Korea conducts testing of new rocket engine http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorth-korea-conducts-testing-of-new-rocket-engine-5766731 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorth-korea-conducts-testing-of-new-rocket-engine-5766731 North Korea has reportedly conducted testing of a new rocket engine that could be used for satellite launch or for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Boeing, Leidos, Composite Engineering http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-boeing-leidos-composite-engineering-5764450 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-boeing-leidos-composite-engineering-5764450 The Boeing Company has won a contract to support the Republic of Korea Air Force’s F-15K Slam Eagle multi-role aircraft. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Canada issues request for procurement of 18 Super Hornet aircraft from US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscanada-issues-request-for-procurement-of-18-super-hornet-aircraft-from-us-5765687 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscanada-issues-request-for-procurement-of-18-super-hornet-aircraft-from-us-5765687 The Government of Canada has issued a letter of request (LOR) to the US for the procurement of Boeing-built Super Hornet fighter aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT SpaceX wins contract to launch USAF's GPS III-3 satellite http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsspacex-wins-contract-to-launch-usafs-gps-iii-3-satellite-5765676 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsspacex-wins-contract-to-launch-usafs-gps-iii-3-satellite-5765676 The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract to Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) for global positioning system (GPS) III launch services. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Northrop to equip Danish F-16 aircraft with Litening targeting pod http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-to-equip-rdafs-f-16-aircraft-with-litening-targeting-pod-5765245 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-to-equip-rdafs-f-16-aircraft-with-litening-targeting-pod-5765245 Northrop Grumman has been contracted to provide Litening advanced targeting pods for the Royal Danish Air Force's (RDAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft fleet. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT