Airforce Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Airforce Technology-Updates Philippines receives first two FA-50 fighter jets from South Korea The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has received the first two FA-50 Golden Eagle fighter jets from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:16:00 GMT Leighton awarded A$274m contract for RAF Williamtown redevelopment The Australian Department of Defence has awarded a A$274m contract to Leighton Contractors to implement the RAAF Base Williamtown Redevelopment Stage 2 Project in the Hunter region of New South Wales. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:51:00 GMT Israel’s Elbit Systems to supply UAVs to Switzerland Israel’s Elbit Systems will supply Hermes 900 HFE (heavy fuel engine) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the Swiss Air Force, under a $200m contract. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:43:00 GMT Cameron recommends air strikes on IS to avoid terror attacks at home The UK should join the coalition forces in air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, in order to deal with the threat posed by the terror outfit at home, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:50:00 GMT Russia to supply communication system to China’s Su-35 fleet Russia's United Instrument Manufacturing (UIMC) will install a non-intrusive modern communication system on Su-35 fighter aircraft, to be used by the Chinese Air Force. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:32:00 GMT Pratt & Whitney awarded $214m F-35 Lightning II support contract The US Department of Defense has awarded a F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft maintenance and support contract to Pratt & Whitney. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:24:00 GMT US Reaper UAV crashes in Afghanistan A US Air Force (USAF) operated MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has crashed near Bargam Air Field, Afghanistan. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:13:00 GMT US awards $260m contract to Boeing for bomb guidance kits The US Department of Defense has awarded a $261m contract to Boeing Defense Space and Security for additional supplies of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tailkits. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:18:00 GMT German armed forces to use TanDEM-X satellite data for surveillance Germany has signed an agreement with Airbus Defense and Space to utilise global elevation data collected by the TanDEM-X satellite, for military purposes. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:37:00 GMT CAE to supply aeromedical evacuation training system to US Air Force Training services provider CAE will supply an aeromedical evacuation training system to the US Air Force's Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB), under a contract received through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) programme… Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:31:00 GMT Russian plane downed on Syria-Turkey border Turkey has shot down a Russian warplane that is said to have strayed into its airspace bordering Syria. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:07:00 GMT US Air Force’s X-56A UAV crashes in California The US is investigating the crash of a X-56A unmanned air vehicle (UAV) shortly after take-off from the Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) in California. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:32:00 GMT Russia initiates S-300 missile supplies to Iran Russia has reportedly begun the procedure for supplying S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran, after a contract was signed by the two countries earlier this month. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:34:00 GMT UK should join air strikes on Syria: Cameron UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that the UK should join France in air strikes on Syria, and he will, later this week, submit a comprehensive strategy against the Islamic State (IS) for parliament’s approval. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:13:00 GMT Indonesia to invest $1.5bn in South Korea’s fighter project Indonesia has agreed to invest KRW1.7tn ($1.47bn) in South Korea's Korean Fighter Experimental (KF-X) programme. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:53:00 GMT US to supply Global Hawk UAVs to Japan in a $1.2bn deal The US is likely to supply RQ-4 Block 30 (I) Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft and associated equipment and support, to Japan under a $1.2bn foreign military sale. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Spirit starts assembly work on RAAF's first P-8A Poseidon aircraft Spirit AeroSystems has commenced major assembly work on the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT China to buy Sukhoi SU-35 fighters from Russia China will buy 24 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia for around $2bn, in one of the largest military deals signed by the two companies. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:18:00 GMT Raytheon demonstrates launch readiness of GPS III support system Raytheon has completed three preliminary launch readiness exercises of the Launch and Checkout System (LCS) that will support the US Air Force's (USAF) GPS III satellites. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMT UK awards £153m Typhoon and A400M support contracts to QinetiQ The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed a 'Strategic Enterprise' framework agreement with defence and security technology developer QinetiQ to manage multiple projects under a single delivery approach. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:59:00 GMT