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 MBDA wins £146m UK MoD contract to upgrade RAF's long-range missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmbda-wins-146m-uk-mod-contract-to-upgrade-raf-missile-5747329 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmbda-wins-146m-uk-mod-contract-to-upgrade-raf-missile-5747329 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a £146m contract with MBDA for the modernisation of the Royal Air Force's (RAF) long-range, air-launched missile. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Boeing secures contract to provide C-17 Globemaster III logistics support in UAE http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-secures-contract-to-provide-c-17-globemaster-iii-logistics-support-in-uae-5747124 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-secures-contract-to-provide-c-17-globemaster-iii-logistics-support-in-uae-5747124 Boeing has been contracted to provide logistics support and training simulator maintenance for the UAE's fleet of C-17 Globemaster III. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT USAF and RAF personnel fix landing gear problem in RC-135 Airseeker aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-and-raf-personnel-fix-landing-gear-problem-in-raf-rc-135-airseeker-aircraft-5747014 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-and-raf-personnel-fix-landing-gear-problem-in-raf-rc-135-airseeker-aircraft-5747014 The US Air Force (USAF) 55th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) and the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) 51 Squadron have corrected a landing gear problem in an RAF RC-135 Airseeker aircraft. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Saab and HAL sign technology transfer contract for IDAS maintenance in India http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-and-hal-sign-technology-transfer-contract-for-idas-maintenance-in-india-5746171 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-and-hal-sign-technology-transfer-contract-for-idas-maintenance-in-india-5746171 Saab Grintek Defence (SGD) in South Africa and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) Avionics Division have signed a technology transfer contract. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Lockheed carries out first test flight of second T-50A aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-carries-out-first-test-flight-of-second-t-50a-aircraft-5745916 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-carries-out-first-test-flight-of-second-t-50a-aircraft-5745916 Lockheed Martin has conducted the test flight of its second T-50A aircraft, which is the company's offering for the US Air Force's (USAF) advanced pilot training (APT) competition. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Pakistan places order for additional AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspakistan-places-order-for-additional-agustawestland-aw139-helicopters-5746195 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspakistan-places-order-for-additional-agustawestland-aw139-helicopters-5746195 The Pakistan Government has placed an order for more AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Terma to upgrade PIDSU and missile warning system for RNLAF's F-16 aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsterma-to-equip-rnlafs-f-16-fleet-with-upgraded-pidsu-and-missile-warning-system-5744692 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsterma-to-equip-rnlafs-f-16-fleet-with-upgraded-pidsu-and-missile-warning-system-5744692 The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has contracted Terma to upgrade its Pylon Integrated Dispenser System, Universal (PIDSU) for its F-16 aircraft fleet. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT USAF's F-22 Raptors begin combined training with RAAF's F/A 18 Hornets http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-f-22-raptors-begin-combined-training-with-raafs-fa-18-hornets-5745064 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-f-22-raptors-begin-combined-training-with-raafs-fa-18-hornets-5745064 The US Air Force's (USAF) F-22 Raptors have started taking part in training missions alongside the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) F/A 18 Hornets. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Lockheed to produce enhanced laser guided training rounds for Poland http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-to-produce-enhanced-laser-guided-training-rounds-for-poland-5745073 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-to-produce-enhanced-laser-guided-training-rounds-for-poland-5745073 Lockheed Martin has been contracted by Megmar Logistics & Consulting to produce enhanced laser-guided training rounds (ELGTRs) for the Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD). Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT IAI and Kalyani Strategic Systems to co-produce air defence systems in India http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsiai-and-kalyani-strategic-systems-to-co-produce-air-defence-systems-in-india-5743528 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsiai-and-kalyani-strategic-systems-to-co-produce-air-defence-systems-in-india-5743528 Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Kalyani Strategic Systems, the defence unit of Kalyani Group, have agreed to set up a joint venture for the production of air defence systems in India. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Airbus denies Austrian Defence Ministry’s allegations over Eurofighter deal http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-denies-austrian-defence-ministrys-allegations-on-2003-eurofighter-jets-deal-5743943 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-denies-austrian-defence-ministrys-allegations-on-2003-eurofighter-jets-deal-5743943 Airbus has expressed surprise regarding the criminal allegations raised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence in relation to a procurement order for Eurofighter jets signed in 2003. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Northrop demonstrates interoperability between UK RAF's F-35B and Typhoon http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-demonstrates-communications-interoperability-between-uk-rafs-f-35b-and-typhoon-5743543 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-demonstrates-communications-interoperability-between-uk-rafs-f-35b-and-typhoon-5743543 Northrop Grumman has demonstrated airborne communications interoperability between the UK Royal Air Force's (RAF) F-35B Lightning II and Typhoon FGR4 aircraft. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Report: Moroccan defence imports to witness steady growth http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-moroccan-defence-imports-to-witness-steady-growth-5741313 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-moroccan-defence-imports-to-witness-steady-growth-5741313 The defence imports of Morocco, the second biggest importer of weapons in the African continent, are forecast to increase during 2017-2022 as the nation intends to establish military superiority over North Africa, says a report by Strategic Defence I… Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Raytheon, BAE Systems, Vectrus Systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-raytheon-bae-systems-vectrus-systems-5741297 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-raytheon-bae-systems-vectrus-systems-5741297 The US Acquisition Management and Integration Center has awarded a $128.45m-worth operations and maintenance service contract to Raytheon Company. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT French Defence Ministry launches ASMP-A test missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrench-defence-ministry-launches-asmp-a-test-missile-5741203 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrench-defence-ministry-launches-asmp-a-test-missile-5741203 The French Ministry of Defence has successfully conducted the test launch of an Air-Sol Moyenne-Portée-Amélioré (ASMP-A) nuclear-capable missile without a nuclear charge. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Saab offers sensor package for India's Tejas LCA Mk1A fighter aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-offers-sensor-package-for-indias-tejas-fighter-aircraft-5742630 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-offers-sensor-package-for-indias-tejas-fighter-aircraft-5742630 Saab is offering a sensor package for India's Tejas LCA Mk1A fighter aircraft in partnership with Indian industry. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT EDA launches new project to provide networked trainers for MALE RPAS http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseda-launches-new-project-to-provide-networked-trainers-for-male-rpas-5741463 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseda-launches-new-project-to-provide-networked-trainers-for-male-rpas-5741463 The European Defence Agency (EDA) is to provide networked procedural trainers to the European Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) Community. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT HAL launches Indian Mutli Role Helicopter prototype at Aero India show http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newshal-launches-indian-mutli-role-helicopter-prototype-at-aero-india-show-5741451 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newshal-launches-indian-mutli-role-helicopter-prototype-at-aero-india-show-5741451 Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has launched the full scale prototype of the Indian mutli-role helicopter (IMRH) at Aero India show held at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru, India. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Logos and Insitu test Redkite WAMI sensor on-board Integrator UAS http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslogos-and-insitu-test-redkite-wami-sensor-on-board-integrator-uas-5741021 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslogos-and-insitu-test-redkite-wami-sensor-on-board-integrator-uas-5741021 Logos Technologies has successfully tested its ultra-light wide-area sensor aboard Boeing subsidiary Insitu's Integrator small tactical unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Orbital to provide integration services for USAF's STPSat-6 multipurpose satellite http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsorbital-to-provide-integration-services-for-usafs-stpsat-6-multipurpose-satellite-5740187 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsorbital-to-provide-integration-services-for-usafs-stpsat-6-multipurpose-satellite-5740187 Orbital ATK has been contracted to provide payload integration and support services for the US Air Force's (USAF) space test programme satellite 6 (STPSat-6). Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT