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 Deals this week: BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Missile Systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-bae-systems-northrop-grumman-raytheon-missile-systems-5798049 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-bae-systems-northrop-grumman-raytheon-missile-systems-5798049 The US 55th Contracting Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base has awarded a contract modification to BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration to provide support services for the air vehicle planning system. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed ramps-up testing of Fury UAS http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-intensifies-testing-on-fury-uas-5799800 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-intensifies-testing-on-fury-uas-5799800 Lockheed Martin has intensified testing on the Fury unmanned aerial system (UAS) ahead of low-rate production. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rafale completes final guided firing of Meteor long-range air-to-air missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrafale-completes-final-guided-firing-of-meteor-long-range-air-to-air-missile-5800039 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrafale-completes-final-guided-firing-of-meteor-long-range-air-to-air-missile-5800039 The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has completed the final guided firing of the Meteor long-range air-to-air missile from a Rafale omnirole combat aircraft. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Raytheon wins $375m USAF contract for AOC WS modernisation http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-wins-375m-usaf-contract-for-aoc-ws-modernisation-5799812 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-wins-375m-usaf-contract-for-aoc-ws-modernisation-5799812 Raytheon has secured a $375m contract to upgrade the US Air Force's (USAF) Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System (AOC WS). Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Eurofighter Typhoon conducts successful dual firing of Meteor missiles http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseurofighter-typhoon-conducts-successful-dual-firing-of-meteor-missile-5798180 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseurofighter-typhoon-conducts-successful-dual-firing-of-meteor-missile-5798180 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet has successfully conducted development testing of Meteor missiles at the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Hebrides range in Scotland, as part of the programme to integrate the weapon onto the aircraft. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT USAF test-fires Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-test-fires-minuteman-iii-intercontinental-ballistic-missile-5797918 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-test-fires-minuteman-iii-intercontinental-ballistic-missile-5797918 The US Air Force (USAF) has successfully test-fired an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) equipped with a single test re-entry vehicle. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT MTS develops new materials for advanced aircraft jet engines http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmts-develops-new-materials-for-use-in-advanced-aircraft-jet-engines-5798566 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmts-develops-new-materials-for-use-in-advanced-aircraft-jet-engines-5798566 MTS Systems is working on the development and demonstration of new, advanced materials testing technologies, as part of a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) signed with the US Air Force (USAF). Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Royal Air Force Typhoons to participate in Nato's enhanced air policing mission http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroyal-air-force-typhoons-to-participate-in-natos-enhanced-air-policing-mission-5796565 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroyal-air-force-typhoons-to-participate-in-natos-enhanced-air-policing-mission-5796565 The UK Royal Air Force's (RAF) Typhoon detachment was deployed to the Mihail Kogalniceanu (MK) airbase near Constanta, Romania, in order to take part in Nato's enhanced air policing mission. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Boeing's second T-X training aircraft completes maiden flight http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeings-second-t-x-training-aircraft-completes-maiden-flight-5796856 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeings-second-t-x-training-aircraft-completes-maiden-flight-5796856 Boeing and its partner Saab have conducted the first flight of the second production-ready T-X aircraft for the US Air Force (USAF). Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT GAO recommends DoD to complete F-35 testing before making new investments http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgao-recommends-dod-to-complete-f-35-developmental-testing-before-making-new-investments-5796849 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgao-recommends-dod-to-complete-f-35-developmental-testing-before-making-new-investments-5796849 A review conducted by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the US Department of Defense (DoD) completes developmental testing of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter before making new investments. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Harris secures $875m USAF contract for cryptographic and information assurance products http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsharris-secures-875m-usaf-contract-for-cryptographic-and-information-assurance-products-5795707 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsharris-secures-875m-usaf-contract-for-cryptographic-and-information-assurance-products-5795707 Harris has received an $875m contract to support the US Air Force's (USAF) cryptographic and information assurance products. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Indian Air Force inducts new Su-30MKI fighter aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-air-force-inducts-new-su-30mki-fighter-aircraft-5795176 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-air-force-inducts-new-su-30mki-fighter-aircraft-5795176 The Indian Air Force's (IAF) 221 Squadron has inducted Su-30MKI fighter aircraft into service. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT MBDA wins contract to integrate Meteor missile on UK F-35 aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmbda-wins-contract-to-integrate-meteor-missile-on-uk-f-35-aircraft-5795698 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmbda-wins-contract-to-integrate-meteor-missile-on-uk-f-35-aircraft-5795698 MBDA has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to support Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) integration on to the new F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter jets. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Canada requests $195m sale of C-17 Globemaster III sustainment support from US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscanada-requests-195m-sale-of-c-17-globemaster-iii-sustainment-support-from-us-5794344 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscanada-requests-195m-sale-of-c-17-globemaster-iii-sustainment-support-from-us-5794344 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential $195m foreign military sale of sustainment support for the C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft to Canada. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT RSAF upgrades AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters with new mission systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrsaf-upgrades-ah-64d-apache-longbow-helicopters-with-new-mission-systems-5794358 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrsaf-upgrades-ah-64d-apache-longbow-helicopters-with-new-mission-systems-5794358 The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is upgrading the AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters with new mission systems. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT USAF completes testing of Paveway II bomb on F-35C Lightning II http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-completes-testing-of-paveway-ii-bomb-aboard-f-35c-lightning-ii-5794129 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-completes-testing-of-paveway-ii-bomb-aboard-f-35c-lightning-ii-5794129 The US Air Force's (USAF) 461st Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) has recently completed testing of GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb on an F-35C carrier variant. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT US and German air forces conclude close air support exercise http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-and-german-air-forces-conclude-close-air-support-exercise-5793187 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-and-german-air-forces-conclude-close-air-support-exercise-5793187 The US and German air forces have concluded a close air support exercise at Camp Grayling, Michigan, as part of their efforts to fight against terrorism. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Raytheon to begin qualification and acceptance testing of USAF's GPS OCX’s LCS http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-to-begin-qualification-and-acceptance-testing-of-usafs-gps-ocxs-lcs-5793172 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-to-begin-qualification-and-acceptance-testing-of-usafs-gps-ocxs-lcs-5793172 Raytheon has achieved a significant milestone in the US Air Force's (USAF) next-generation operational control system (GPS OCX) development programme after completion of GPS launch and checkout system (LCS) testing. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT EXPAL to support integration of air-launched munitions on Typhoon aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsexpal-to-support-integration-of-air-launched-munitions-on-to-typhoon-aircraft-5792841 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsexpal-to-support-integration-of-air-launched-munitions-on-to-typhoon-aircraft-5792841 EXPAL Systems has secured a contract from BAE Systems to provide engineering support for the integration of air-launched munitions on Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Quantum3D, QuantaDyn, United Launch Services LLC http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-quantum3d-quantadyn-united-launch-services-llc-5791881 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-quantum3d-quantadyn-united-launch-services-llc-5791881 Quantum3D Government Systems has received a contract to supply its MANTIS image generation software to L3 Technologies’ Link Simulation & Training division, including GeoScapeSE World-Wide Synthetic Environment, CatalystSE digital content creation sy… Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT