Airforce Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.airforce-technology.com web site http://www.airforce-technology.com/ en-us http://www.airforce-technology.com/ Airforce Technology-Updates http://www.airforce-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Swiss Air Force's F/A-18C fighter jet goes missing http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsswiss-air-forces-fa-18c-fighter-jet-goes-missing-4992019 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsswiss-air-forces-fa-18c-fighter-jet-goes-missing-4992019 Swiss defence authorities have launched search operations for the Swiss Air Force's F/A-18C fighter jet, which went missing near Susten in central Switzerland. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT RADA to supply RPS-42 aerial surveillance radar systems to undisclosed Asian country http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrada-to-supply-rps-42-aerial-surveillance-radar-systems-to-undisclosed-asian-country-4989931 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrada-to-supply-rps-42-aerial-surveillance-radar-systems-to-undisclosed-asian-country-4989931 RADA Electronic Industries is to supply its RPS-42 aerial surveillance radar systems to an undisclosed Asian military force. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Australia's CASG delivers battle-space awareness capability to RAAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaustralias-casg-delivers-battle-space-awareness-capability-to-raaf-4989342 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaustralias-casg-delivers-battle-space-awareness-capability-to-raaf-4989342 The Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) has delivered battle-space awareness capability to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Kratos http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-lockheed-martin-boeing-kratos-4988768 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-lockheed-martin-boeing-kratos-4988768 Lockheed Martin Corporation has secured a $10bn contract, including foreign military sales, from the US Department of Defense for the C-130J programme. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Kratos to supply KC-46 Pegasus tanker maintenance training systems to Boeing http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskratos-to-supply-kc-46-pegasus-tanker-maintenance-training-systems-to-boeing-4989385 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskratos-to-supply-kc-46-pegasus-tanker-maintenance-training-systems-to-boeing-4989385 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been selected to supply KC-46 Pegasus tanker high-fidelity maintenance training systems to Boeing. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT High-Quality Connectivity Solutions http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronic/high-quality-connectivity-solutions/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronic/high-quality-connectivity-solutions/ HUBER+SUHNER has many years of experience in the development, production and qualification of cables, connectors and cable systems for airborne applications. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:10:00 GMT Australia awards $300m Hawk support contracts to BAE and Raytheon http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-awards-300m-hawk-support-contracts-to-bae-and-raytheon-4988895 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-awards-300m-hawk-support-contracts-to-bae-and-raytheon-4988895 The Australian Department of Defence has awarded two contracts totalling $300m to BAE Systems and Raytheon. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT German Air Force supports Nato's efforts in Baltic skies http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgerman-air-force-supports-natos-efforts-in-baltic-skies-4988427 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgerman-air-force-supports-natos-efforts-in-baltic-skies-4988427 The German Air Force has deployed its mobile tactical air command system to Latvia in an effort to monitor the Baltic skies. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT US and Bulgarian air forces team up to conduct joint air policing mission http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-and-bulgarian-air-forces-team-up-to-conduct-joint-air-policing-mission-4988211 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-and-bulgarian-air-forces-team-up-to-conduct-joint-air-policing-mission-4988211 The US and Bulgarian air forces have teamed up to conduct joint air policing of Bulgarian airspace, according to Nato. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT F-35 Lightning II completes month-long weapons firing tests http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsf-35-lightning-ii-completes-month-long-weapons-firing-tests-4987749 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsf-35-lightning-ii-completes-month-long-weapons-firing-tests-4987749 Lockheed Martin has announced that the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has recently completed a series of weapons tests at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT IL-76MD-M Military Transport Aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/il-76md-m-military-transport-aircraft/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/il-76md-m-military-transport-aircraft/ Il-76MD-M is the upgraded variant of Il-76MD military transport aircraft developed by Ilyushin Aviation Complex, a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT New Zealand invests in Orion aircraft modernisation for Air Force http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnew-zealand-invests-in-orion-aircraft-modernisation-for-air-force-4987237 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnew-zealand-invests-in-orion-aircraft-modernisation-for-air-force-4987237 The New Zealand Government is investing $36m to upgrade the Royal New Zealand Air Force underwater, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability on six Orion aircraft. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Aptima to extend TID-BIT system for AFRL intelligence analysts http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaptima-to-extend-tid-bit-system-for-afrl-intelligence-analysts-4987175 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaptima-to-extend-tid-bit-system-for-afrl-intelligence-analysts-4987175 Aptima has received two contracts from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to extend the information fusion system for intelligence analysts. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Raytheon and Northrop win contracts to modernise USAF's RQ-4 Global Hawk http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-and-northrop-win-contracts-to-modernise-usafs-rq-4-global-hawk-4986039 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-and-northrop-win-contracts-to-modernise-usafs-rq-4-global-hawk-4986039 Raytheon has received a $104m subcontract to modernise the US Air Force's (USAF) RQ-4 Global Hawk autonomous aircraft. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT USAF to conduct chemical and biological decontamination tests on F-35 Lightning II http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-to-conduct-chemical-and-biological-decontamination-tests-on-f-35-lightning-ii-4986371 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-to-conduct-chemical-and-biological-decontamination-tests-on-f-35-lightning-ii-4986371 The US Air Force (USAF) has geared up to conduct chemical, and biological decontamination testing on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed, Wem to set up $318m weapons integration facility for Tejas in India http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-wem-to-set-up-318m-weapons-integration-facility-for-tejas-in-india-4986034 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-wem-to-set-up-318m-weapons-integration-facility-for-tejas-in-india-4986034 Lockheed Martin, along with UK-based firm Wem Technologies, is reportedly planning to build a new facility for weapons integration for India’s light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Orbital satellites successfully deployed to track in-orbit man-made objects for AFSPC-6 mission http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsorbital-satellites-successfully-deployed-to-track-in-orbit-man-made-objects-for-afspc-6-mission-4985355 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsorbital-satellites-successfully-deployed-to-track-in-orbit-man-made-objects-for-afspc-6-mission-4985355 Orbital ATK-designed satellites have been deployed successfully after their launch aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the US. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Orlan-10 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/orlan-10-unmanned-aerial-vehicle-uav/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/orlan-10-unmanned-aerial-vehicle-uav/ Orlan-10 is a medium-range, multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Russian firm Special Technology Center LLC (ООО Специальный Технологический Центр) in St Petersburg. The UAV is in service with the Ministry of Defence of the Russia… Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed Martin wins $10bn contract to support C-130J production programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-wins-10bn-contract-to-support-c-130j-production-programme-4985162 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-wins-10bn-contract-to-support-c-130j-production-programme-4985162 The US Department of Defense has awarded a $10.02bn indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract to Lockheed Martin for the US Air Force’s (USAF) C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT IAF deploys Sukhoi-30 MKI in Arunachal Pradesh near China border http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsiaf-deploys-sukhoi-30-mki-in-arunachal-pradesh-near-china-border-4985517 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsiaf-deploys-sukhoi-30-mki-in-arunachal-pradesh-near-china-border-4985517 The Indian Air Force (IAF) has deployed Sukhoi-30 MKI air dominance fighter aircraft after activating the upgraded advanced landing ground (ALG) at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh, India, near China border. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT