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 Kenya Air Force receives first batch of Bell Huey II helicopters from US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskenya-air-force-receives-first-batch-of-bell-huey-ii-helicopters-from-us-5690161 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskenya-air-force-receives-first-batch-of-bell-huey-ii-helicopters-from-us-5690161 The Kenya Air Force has taken delivery of the first six of eight Bell Huey II helicopters from the US Government. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT US President-elect calls on government to scrap Boeing Air Force One contract http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-president-elect-calls-on-government-to-scrap-boeing-air-force-one-contract-5690506 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-president-elect-calls-on-government-to-scrap-boeing-air-force-one-contract-5690506 US President-elect Donald Trump has called for the government to scrap the order for new Air Force One from Boeing in order to cut expenses. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT US approves $156m sale of F/A-18 upgrades to Finland http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-approves-156m-sale-of-fa-18-upgrades-to-finland-5690178 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-approves-156m-sale-of-fa-18-upgrades-to-finland-5690178 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential $156m foreign military sale of F/A-18 mid-life upgrade programme to Finland. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Lockheed completes USAF GPS ground control system upgrade http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-completes-usaf-gps-ground-control-system-upgrade-5688858 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-completes-usaf-gps-ground-control-system-upgrade-5688858 Lockheed Martin has announced the completion of a major upgrade to the US Air Force's (USAF) current GPS ground control system. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT General Atomics wins UK MoD contract to improve RAF drones http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-atomics-wins-uk-mod-contract-to-improve-raf-drones-5688846 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-atomics-wins-uk-mod-contract-to-improve-raf-drones-5688846 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a £100m deal with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to develop unmanned aerial vehicles for use by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT General Electric to provide EA-18G Growler sustainment in Australia http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-electric-to-provide-ea-18g-growler-sustainment-in-australia-5688853 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-electric-to-provide-ea-18g-growler-sustainment-in-australia-5688853 General Electric International has received a contract from the Australian Department of Defence to provide sustainment for the engines of the newly acquired EA-18G Growler aircraft. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT USAF's C-130H equipped with Rolls-Royce T56 Series 3.5 engine completes maiden flight http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-c-130h-equipped-with-rolls-royce-t56-series-35-engine-completes-maiden-flight-5687553 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-c-130h-equipped-with-rolls-royce-t56-series-35-engine-completes-maiden-flight-5687553 The US Air Force's (USAF) C-130H aircraft equipped with a Rolls-Royce T56 Series 3.5 engine upgrade has completed its first flight. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT GA-EMS' advanced arresting gear completes first F/A-18E fly-in recovery http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsga-ems-advanced-arresting-gear-completes-first-fa-18e-fly-in-recovery-5687538 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsga-ems-advanced-arresting-gear-completes-first-fa-18e-fly-in-recovery-5687538 General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems' (GA-EMS) advanced arresting gear (AAG) system has completed the first fly-in aircraft recovery of an F/A-18E Super Hornet. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT USAF and OSU sign CRADA for stress evaluation and recovery methods http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-and-osu-sign-crada-for-stress-evaluation-and-recovery-methods-5687566 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-and-osu-sign-crada-for-stress-evaluation-and-recovery-methods-5687566 The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), 711th Human Performance Wing (HPW), and the Ohio State University have reached a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) for stress evaluation and recovery methods for warfighters. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT USAF to begin final phase of C-17 Globemaster III drag reduction testing http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-to-begin-final-phase-of-c-17-globemaster-iii-drag-reduction-testing-5686312 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-to-begin-final-phase-of-c-17-globemaster-iii-drag-reduction-testing-5686312 The US Air Force (USAF) is to begin the final phase of C-17 Globemaster III drag reduction testing. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Textron to provide A²PATS for simulation testing of F-35 EW systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newstextron-to-provide-a2pats-for-simulation-testing-of-f-35-ew-systems-5685802 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newstextron-to-provide-a2pats-for-simulation-testing-of-f-35-ew-systems-5685802 Textron Systems Electronic Systems is set to supply its advanced architecture phase amplitude and time simulator (A2PATS) for simulation testing of the F-35 Lightning II electronic warfare (EW) systems. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT ATC subcontracts Rockwell for USAF's B-52 training system modifications http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsatc-subcontracts-rockwell-for-usafs-b-52-training-system-modifications-5686285 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsatc-subcontracts-rockwell-for-usafs-b-52-training-system-modifications-5686285 Rockwell Collins has been subcontracted by Aviation Training Consulting (ATC) to provide modifications to the US Air Force's (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress bomber's training system programme. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: S4, BAE Systems, Vectrus Systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-s4-bae-systems-vectrus-systems-5684905 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-s4-bae-systems-vectrus-systems-5684905 S4 Inc. has secured a $99m-worth contract to provide information technology systems management services to the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the US Northern Command. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT RSAF begins aerostat testing to enhance aerial and maritime surveillance http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrsaf-begins-aerostat-testing-to-enhance-aerial-and-maritime-surveillance-5685049 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrsaf-begins-aerostat-testing-to-enhance-aerial-and-maritime-surveillance-5685049 The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has begun testing an aerostat, which has the potential to enhance aerial and maritime surveillance. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Belarusian Air Force receives first batch of Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbelarusian-air-force-receives-first-batch-of-mi-8mtv-5-helicopters-5685014 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbelarusian-air-force-receives-first-batch-of-mi-8mtv-5-helicopters-5685014 The Belarusian Air Force has received six Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters from Russian Helicopters’ subsidiary, Kazan Helicopters. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT BAE selects Jenoptik to produce radomes for Eurofighter Typhoon http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-selects-jenoptik-to-produce-radomes-for-eurofighter-typhoon-5685031 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-selects-jenoptik-to-produce-radomes-for-eurofighter-typhoon-5685031 A Jenoptik-led consortium has been selected to produce protective domes for the main radar system of the Eurofighter Typhoon interceptor. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT RNLAF inaugurates new training facility for C-130H and KDC-10 simulators http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrnlaf-inaugurates-new-training-facility-for-c-130h-and-kdc-10-simulators-5683483 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrnlaf-inaugurates-new-training-facility-for-c-130h-and-kdc-10-simulators-5683483 The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has inaugurated a new training facility for its C-130H and KDC-10 full-mission simulators. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Israeli Air Force takes delivery of ground training centre from Elbit http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraeli-air-force-takes-delivery-of-ground-training-centre-from-elbit-5683478 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraeli-air-force-takes-delivery-of-ground-training-centre-from-elbit-5683478 The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has taken delivery of a ground based training system (GBTS) centre for the M-346 'Lavi' trainer aircraft from Elbit Systems. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Poland requests $200m sale of JASSM-ER from US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspoland-requests-200m-sale-of-jassm-er-from-us-5683461 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspoland-requests-200m-sale-of-jassm-er-from-us-5683461 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential $200m sale of joint air-to-surface standoff missiles extended range (JASSM-ER) to Poland. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT India seeks EASA certification for HAL-built Dhruv advanced light helicopters http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-seeks-easa-certification-for-hal-built-dhruv-advanced-light-helicopters-5682461 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-seeks-easa-certification-for-hal-built-dhruv-advanced-light-helicopters-5682461 India is seeking certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Dhruv advanced light helicopters, as Ecuador considers returning the helicopters after a series of crashes. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT