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 ULA launches NROL-52 satellite from Atlas V rocket http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsula-launches-nrol-52-satellite-from-atlas-v-rocket-5949747 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsula-launches-nrol-52-satellite-from-atlas-v-rocket-5949747 United Launch Alliance (ULA) has successfully launched a national security payload from the Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, US, for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in support of national defence. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT US, Japan and South Korea conduct bilateral training mission http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-japan-south-korea-air-forces-conduct-bilateral-training-mission-5949731 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-japan-south-korea-air-forces-conduct-bilateral-training-mission-5949731 Personnel from the US Air Force (USAF), Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) and the Republic of Korea Air Force have participated in a bilateral training mission in a bid to improve combined capabilities and tactical skills. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT US approves sale of AIM-120 C-7 AMRAAMs to Netherlands http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-approves-sale-of-aim-120-c-7-amraams-to-netherlands-5949706 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-approves-sale-of-aim-120-c-7-amraams-to-netherlands-5949706 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale of AIM-120 C-7 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) to the Netherlands. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT USAF accepts Lockheed Martin’s first GPS III satellite http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-accepts-lockheed-martins-first-gps-iii-satellite-5947367 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-accepts-lockheed-martins-first-gps-iii-satellite-5947367 The US Air Force (USAF) has accepted Lockheed Martin’s first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) and declared the satellite ‘Available for Launch’ (AFL). Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Canada submits Expression of Interest for Australian F/A-18 fighter aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscanada-submits-expression-of-interest-for-australian-fa-18-fighter-aircraft-5948449 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscanada-submits-expression-of-interest-for-australian-fa-18-fighter-aircraft-5948449 The Public Services and Procurement Canada has confirmed that the country has formally approached the Australian Government for the potential purchase of Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Northrop Grumman, Merex Aircraft, Triumph Gear Systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-northrop-grumman-merex-aircraft-triumph-gear-systems-5946835 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-northrop-grumman-merex-aircraft-triumph-gear-systems-5946835 Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has received a contract worth $130.47m to support Japan’s Global Hawk programme until July next year. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Saab to upgrade SINDRE I air surveillance radars in Norway http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-to-upgrade-sindre-i-air-surveillance-radars-in-norway-5948440 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-to-upgrade-sindre-i-air-surveillance-radars-in-norway-5948440 Saab has been contracted by the Nato Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to upgrade air surveillance radars in Norway. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT USAF’s Creech AFB transitions to Block 5 MQ-9 Reapers http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-creech-afb-transitions-to-block-5-mq-9-reapers-5947282 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-creech-afb-transitions-to-block-5-mq-9-reapers-5947282 The US Air Force’s (USAF) Creech Air Force Base (AFB) in Nevada, US, is replacing its MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft systems with Block 5 MQ-9 Reapers. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Boeing conducts first air refuelling between two KC-46A tankers http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-conducts-first-air-refuelling-between-two-kc-46a-tankers-5947291 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-conducts-first-air-refuelling-between-two-kc-46a-tankers-5947291 A test team formed by Boeing and the US Air Force (USAF) has completed the first air refuelling mission between two KC-46A Pegasus multi-role tankers. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT British RAF’s Typhoon jets conduct longest sortie in fight against ISIS http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-rafs-typhoon-jets-conduct-longest-sortie-in-fight-against-isis-5947270 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-rafs-typhoon-jets-conduct-longest-sortie-in-fight-against-isis-5947270 The British Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Typhoon fighter jets have successfully flown for eight hours and 36 minutes in the fight against ISIS, which is the longest sortie flown by the RAF aircraft to date. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT USAF and RAAF conduct bilateral integration training mission http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-and-raaf-conduct-bilateral-integration-training-mission-5946227 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-and-raaf-conduct-bilateral-integration-training-mission-5946227 The US Air Force (USAF) and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have conducted a bilateral integration training mission as part of Exercise Black Dagger. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT BAE Systems to axe 1,915 jobs in UK http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-systems-to-axe-1915-jobs-in-uk-5945766 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-systems-to-axe-1915-jobs-in-uk-5945766 BAE Systems is planning to cut close to 1,915 jobs across air, maritime, land and applied intelligence business areas in the UK. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT US MDA awards contract for low-power laser demonstrator concept http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-mda-awards-contract-for-low-power-laser-demonstrator-concept-5946203 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-mda-awards-contract-for-low-power-laser-demonstrator-concept-5946203 Lockheed Martin has received a contract from the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the development of a low-power laser demonstrator (LPLD) missile interceptor concept. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Finland issues RfI on weapons and equipment for HX fighter project http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfinland-issues-rfi-on-weapons-and-equipment-for-hx-fighter-project-5945070 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfinland-issues-rfi-on-weapons-and-equipment-for-hx-fighter-project-5945070 Finland has issued a Request for Information (RfI) on weapons and equipment to the governments of seven countries for the HX fighter project. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Indra’s InShield DIRCM system completes in-flight tests during Nato exercise http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindras-inshield-dircm-system-completes-in-flight-tests-during-nato-exercise-5945067 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindras-inshield-dircm-system-completes-in-flight-tests-during-nato-exercise-5945067 Indra’s InShield directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) system has successfully completed in-flight tests during the Nato Trial EMBOW XVI exercise at the WTD 91 Test Center in Meppen, Germany. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT ELDIS installs first new RPL-2000 airport radars for Czech Air Force http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseldis-installs-first-new-rpl-2000-airport-radars-for-czech-air-force-5945427 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseldis-installs-first-new-rpl-2000-airport-radars-for-czech-air-force-5945427 Czech company ELDIS Pardubice has installed the first new sets of RPL-2000 radars at Pardubice Military Airport for the Czech Air Force. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Mali receives two MI-35M Helo helicopters from Russia’s Rosoboronexport http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmali-receives-two-mi-35m-helo-helicopters-from-russias-rosoboronexport-5943956 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmali-receives-two-mi-35m-helo-helicopters-from-russias-rosoboronexport-5943956 The Republic of Mali has received two Mi-35M transport/attack helicopters from Russia-based Rostec State Corporation’s Rosoboronexport. Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Saudi Arabia to procure S-400 and several armament systems from Russia http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaudi-arabia-to-procure-s-400-and-several-armament-systems-from-russia-5944319 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaudi-arabia-to-procure-s-400-and-several-armament-systems-from-russia-5944319 Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russia’s state company Rosoboronexport for procurement of several armament systems. Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT USAF awards two contracts to upgrade ICBM airborne launch control system http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-awards-two-contracts-to-upgrade-icbm-airborne-launch-control-system-5943947 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-awards-two-contracts-to-upgrade-icbm-airborne-launch-control-system-5943947 The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded two contracts, totalling $157m, to Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Rockwell Collins to upgrade the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) airborne launch control system (ALCS). Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Thales to supply additional A400M flight simulators for French and German forces http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsthales-to-supply-additional-a400m-flight-simulators-for-french-german-military-5941585 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsthales-to-supply-additional-a400m-flight-simulators-for-french-german-military-5941585 Thales has been contracted by Airbus to supply additional A400M full-flight simulators (FFS) for the French and German airforces. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT