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 Airbus conducts air-to-air refuelling between C295W and H225M helicopter http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-conducts-air-to-air-refuelling-between-c295w-and-h225m-helicopter-5720267 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-conducts-air-to-air-refuelling-between-c295w-and-h225m-helicopter-5720267 Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed an air-to-air refuelling demonstration between a C295W tactical airlifter and a H225M Caracal helicopter. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Northrop Grumman and partners to support RAAF's KC-30A fleet http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-grumman-and-partners-to-support-raafs-kc-30a-fleet-5720281 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-grumman-and-partners-to-support-raafs-kc-30a-fleet-5720281 Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services (IDS) has partnered with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and Lufthansa Technik to provide support services for Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) fleet of KC-30A multi-ro… Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Northrop Grumman, General Electric, Leidos http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-northrop-grumman-general-electric-leidos-5719735 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-northrop-grumman-general-electric-leidos-5719735 The US Air Force has awarded a contract modification worth $140m to Northrop Grumman Corporation in support of battlefield airborne communication node payload systems. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Leonardo wins €500m aircraft delivery contracts for Italian air force and army http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsleonardo-wins-500m-aircraft-delivery-contracts-for-italian-air-force-and-army-5719132 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsleonardo-wins-500m-aircraft-delivery-contracts-for-italian-air-force-and-army-5719132 Leonardo has been awarded two contracts totalling €500m from the Italian National Armaments Directorate of the Italian Defence Ministry. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Israeli Air Force receives Arrow-III anti-ballistic missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraeli-air-force-receives-arrow-iii-anti-ballistic-missile-5719715 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraeli-air-force-receives-arrow-iii-anti-ballistic-missile-5719715 The Israeli Air Force has reportedly taken delivery of an operational Arrow-III anti-ballistic missile defence system. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Elbit to supply BrightNite systems to a Nato country http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newselbit-to-supply-brightnite-systems-to-a-nato-country-5719941 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newselbit-to-supply-brightnite-systems-to-a-nato-country-5719941 Elbit Systems has been contracted to supply multi-spectral BrightNite systems to an undisclosed air force in a Nato country. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nigerian Air Force air strike kills 52 people http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnigerian-air-forces-accidental-bombing-kills-52-people-5719084 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnigerian-air-forces-accidental-bombing-kills-52-people-5719084 A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet has mistakenly bombed a refugee camp in the country, killing at least 52 people and injuring 120 others. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Raytheon completes factory qualification testing of USAF's GPS OCX http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-completes-factory-qualification-testing-of-usafs-gps-ocx-5718727 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-completes-factory-qualification-testing-of-usafs-gps-ocx-5718727 Raytheon has achieved a significant milestone in the US Air Force's (USAF) global positioning system next-generation operational control system (GPS OCX) development programme. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Liteye and Tribalco partner to equip US military with anti UAV defence systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsliteye-and-tribalco-partner-to-equip-us-military-with-anti-uav-defence-systems-5718073 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsliteye-and-tribalco-partner-to-equip-us-military-with-anti-uav-defence-systems-5718073 Liteye Systems has entered into a partnership with Tribalco in order to deliver multiple anti-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) defence systems (AUDS) to the US military. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Lockheed selects BAE to modernise F-22 Raptor’s head-up display http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-selects-bae-to-modernise-f-22-raptors-head-up-display-5718117 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-selects-bae-to-modernise-f-22-raptors-head-up-display-5718117 BAE Systems has been selected to modernise the head-up display (HUD) of the US Air Force's (USAF) F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft fleet. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Diligent secures COMSEC / CCI award from US Air Force http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdiligent-secures-comsec-cci-award-from-us-air-force-5717722 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdiligent-secures-comsec-cci-award-from-us-air-force-5717722 US-based business management consultant Diligent Consulting has secured an award for the Air Force (AF) Communications Secure (COMSEC) and Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI) Accountability and Tracking (COMSEC / CCI) Tool programme. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Bluedrop wins contract to support RCAF's CFTS programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbluedrop-wins-contract-to-support-rcafs-cfts-programme-5716228 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbluedrop-wins-contract-to-support-rcafs-cfts-programme-5716228 Canada-based Bluedrop Training and Simulation has secured a contract from KF Aerospace Defence Programs to support the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) contracted flying training and support (CFTS) programme. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Eurofighter and NETMA sign two contracts to support Typhoon fleet http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseurofighter-and-netma-sign-two-contracts-to-strengthen-eurofighter-typhoon-fleet-5717098 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseurofighter-and-netma-sign-two-contracts-to-strengthen-eurofighter-typhoon-fleet-5717098 Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug has concluded a five-year arrangement with Nato Eurofighter and Tornado Management Organisation (NETMA) in order to boost the Eurofighter Typhoon fleet worldwide. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT USAF names preferred locations to host F-35A, KC-46A and MQ-9 Reaper http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-names-preferred-locations-to-host-f-35a-kc-46a-and-mq-9-reaper-5717178 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-names-preferred-locations-to-host-f-35a-kc-46a-and-mq-9-reaper-5717178 The US Air Force (USAF) has selected preferred locations for its future F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter, KC-46A Pegasus and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT CAE wins $762m training services contracts from RCAF and US Army http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscae-wins-762m-worth-training-services-contracts-from-rcaf-and-us-army-5715910 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscae-wins-762m-worth-training-services-contracts-from-rcaf-and-us-army-5715910 CAE has received two training services contracts totalling C$1bn ($762m) from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the US Army. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT GKN to continue to provide Gripen engine support in Sweden http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgkn-to-continue-to-provide-gripen-engine-support-in-sweden-5716220 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgkn-to-continue-to-provide-gripen-engine-support-in-sweden-5716220 GKN Aerospace will continue to support Gripen RM12 engines, as part of a three-year contract extension signed with the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV). Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Report: China emerges as the biggest supplier of arms to Ghana http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-china-emerges-as-the-biggest-supplier-of-arms-to-ghana-5713384 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-china-emerges-as-the-biggest-supplier-of-arms-to-ghana-5713384 Ghana, which has limited and relatively underdeveloped domestic defence production capabilities, historically imported most of its weapon systems from China, according a report by Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI). Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: AAI, VSE Corporation, GKN Aerospace http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-aai-vse-corporation-gkn-aerospace-5714739 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-aai-vse-corporation-gkn-aerospace-5714739 AAI Corporation has won a $475m-worth contract to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT French DGA places order for fourth MQ-9 Reaper UAV http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrench-dga-places-order-for-fourth-mq-9-reaper-uav-5715178 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrench-dga-places-order-for-fourth-mq-9-reaper-uav-5715178 The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has placed an order for a fourth MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT DARPA awards ALIAS programme Phase III contract to Sikorsky http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-awards-alias-programme-phase-iii-contract-to-sikorsky-5714667 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-awards-alias-programme-phase-iii-contract-to-sikorsky-5714667 Sikorsky has been contracted to work on the third phase of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) aircrew labour in-cockpit automation system (ALIAS) programme. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT