Airforce Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the 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 Sarsen Technology September News Round-up http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/electronic/sarsen-technology/presssarsen-technology-september-news-round-up.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/electronic/sarsen-technology/presssarsen-technology-september-news-round-up.html Sarsen Technology is currently looking at a brand-new video capture card from Tech Source, and a video from the latest series of guidelines from the UEI. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:32:00 GMT Raytheon, Teldat join forces to develop new Patriot router http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-teldat-join-forces-to-develop-new-patriot-router-4389759 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-teldat-join-forces-to-develop-new-patriot-router-4389759 Raytheon has signed an agreement with Teldat to develop and produce advanced militarised routers for the Patriot air and missile defence system. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Kongsberg receives new F-35 JSF components supply contracts http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskongsberg-receives-new-f-35-jsf-components-supply-contracts-4389747 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskongsberg-receives-new-f-35-jsf-components-supply-contracts-4389747 Kongsberg Defence Systems has been awarded a series of contracts to deliver structural components for the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT First German Air Force A400M completes engine ground run http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfirst-german-air-force-a400m-completes-engine-ground-run-4389803 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfirst-german-air-force-a400m-completes-engine-ground-run-4389803 The German Air Force’s (Luftwaffe) first A400M military transport aircraft has successfully completed the engine ground run at the Airbus Defence and Space Final Assembly Line in Seville, Spain. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT RAF Tornado jets ready to strike IS targets in Iraq http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraf-tornado-jets-ready-to-strike-is-targets-in-iraq-4388493 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraf-tornado-jets-ready-to-strike-is-targets-in-iraq-4388493 The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado GR4 fighters are set to launch air strikes against Islamic State (IS) targets after carrying out armed reconnaissance operations over the IS-held territory of Iraq. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Kongsberg plans to flight test JSM next year http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskongsberg-plans-to-flight-test-jsm-next-year-4388311 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskongsberg-plans-to-flight-test-jsm-next-year-4388311 Kongsberg is reportedly set to start flight testing of its new joint strike missile (JSM) aboard a Lockheed Martin-built F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in 2015. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT USAF receives first A-29 Super Tucano light air support aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-receives-first-a-29-super-tucano-light-air-support-aircraft-4388463 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-receives-first-a-29-super-tucano-light-air-support-aircraft-4388463 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defense & Security have handed over the first A-29 Super Tucano light air support aircraft to the US Air Force (USAF) at the team’s facility in Jacksonville, Florida, US. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT UK air strikes to go legal as France intensifies action in Iraq http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-air-strikes-to-go-legal-as-france-intensifies-action-in-iraq-4386428 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-air-strikes-to-go-legal-as-france-intensifies-action-in-iraq-4386428 The UK Parliament is set to authorise airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq, at a meeting today. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Northrop completes design reviews of scalable agile beam radar http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-completes-design-reviews-of-scalable-agile-beam-radar-4386419 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-completes-design-reviews-of-scalable-agile-beam-radar-4386419 Northrop Grumman has completed all engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) design reviews for the AN/APG-83 scalable agile beam radar (SABR). Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Airbus starts assembly of Malaysia’s first A400M aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-starts-assembly-of-malaysias-first-a400m-aircraft-4386397 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-starts-assembly-of-malaysias-first-a400m-aircraft-4386397 Airbus Defence and Space has started assembly of the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s (RMAF) first Airbus A400M military transport aircraft at its final assembly line in Seville, Spain. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT CAE to deliver training systems and services to Canadian and US militaries http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscae-to-deliver-training-systems-and-services-to-canadian-and-us-militaries-4384860 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscae-to-deliver-training-systems-and-services-to-canadian-and-us-militaries-4384860 CAE has been awarded a series of contracts with a combined value of C$115m ($104m) to provide a range of training systems and services for the Canadian and US armed forces. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT ATK offers solid-rocket motors for USAF’s RD-180 engine replacement http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsatk-offers-solid-rocket-motors-for-usafs-rd-180-engine-replacement-4384870 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsatk-offers-solid-rocket-motors-for-usafs-rd-180-engine-replacement-4384870 ATK has offered a commercial solid rocket solution in response to a US Air Force’s (USAF) request for a replacement for the Russian-made RD-180 engines that power the first-stage of United Launch Alliance's Atlas V launch vehicle. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT South Korea to buy 40 F-35 fighters for $7bn http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korea-to-buy-40-f-35-fighters-for-7bn-4384886 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korea-to-buy-40-f-35-fighters-for-7bn-4384886 South Korea has agreed to sign a letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) with the US Government to purchase F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Israel shoots down Syrian Su-24 fighter over Golan Heights http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisrael-shoots-down-syrian-su-24-fighter-over-golan-heights-4383291 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisrael-shoots-down-syrian-su-24-fighter-over-golan-heights-4383291 The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has shot down a Syrian Su-24 supersonic fighter over the Golan Heights, after it entered the Israeli airspace. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT USAF conducts operational test launch of Minuteman III missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-conducts-operational-test-launch-of-minuteman-iii-missile-4383276 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-conducts-operational-test-launch-of-minuteman-iii-missile-4383276 The US Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) conducted the operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Canada enters into space partnership with Australia, UK, and US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscanada-enters-into-space-partnership-with-australia-uk-and-us-4383243 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscanada-enters-into-space-partnership-with-australia-uk-and-us-4383243 The Canadian Department of National Defence has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Australia, the UK and the US to conduct joint space operations. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT US and Arab allies launch first airstrikes against IS militants in Syria http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-and-arab-allies-launch-first-airstrikes-against-is-militants-in-syria-4381618 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-and-arab-allies-launch-first-airstrikes-against-is-militants-in-syria-4381618 The US and its Arab allies have launched their first air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also called Islamic State (IS) terrorists, in Syria. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Japan plans indigenous production of airborne early-warning aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsjapan-plans-indigenous-production-of-airborne-early-warning-aircraft-4381586 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsjapan-plans-indigenous-production-of-airborne-early-warning-aircraft-4381586 The Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) is reportedly planning to conduct research to evaluate the feasibility of domestically building an airborne early-warning (AEW) aircraft. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Poland requests US for JASSM and F-16 operational flight plan upgrade http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspoland-requests-us-for-jassm-and-f-16-operational-flight-plan-upgrade-4381605 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspoland-requests-us-for-jassm-and-f-16-operational-flight-plan-upgrade-4381605 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of joint air-to-surface standoff missiles (JASSM) and F-16 operational flight plan upgrades to Poland. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT IRIS-T SL Surface-to-Air Guided Missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/iris-t-sl-surface-to-air-guided-missile/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/iris-t-sl-surface-to-air-guided-missile/ The IRIS-T SL (Surface Launched) is a new, mobile, medium-range surface-to-air guided missile designed and developed by Diehl BGT Defence to meet future medium-range air defence needs of the German Air Force. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT