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 UK Dstl contracts QinetiQ to carry out ten aircrew research projects http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-dstl-contracts-qinetiq-to-carry-out-ten-aircrew-research-projects-4586509 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-dstl-contracts-qinetiq-to-carry-out-ten-aircrew-research-projects-4586509 QinetiQ and the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have signed a four-year contract worth £5m to carry out research to enhance military aircrew performance and protection. Tue, 26 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Russian Helicopters begins series production on Mi-26T2 helicopter http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrussian-helicopters-begins-series-production-on-mi-26t2-helicopter-4586512 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrussian-helicopters-begins-series-production-on-mi-26t2-helicopter-4586512 Russian Helicopters has started the series production on the heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter, a modernised version of the Mi-26T, at Rostvertol facility. Tue, 26 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT RAAF’s E-7A Wedgetail fleet achieves final operational capability http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraafs-e-7a-wedgetail-fleet-achieves-final-operational-capability-4586503 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraafs-e-7a-wedgetail-fleet-achieves-final-operational-capability-4586503 The Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) E-7A Wedgetail aircraft have achieved final operational capability, enabling the service to have the most advanced air battle space management capability. Tue, 26 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Israeli forces launch air strikes on targets in Gaza Strip http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraeli-forces-launch-air-strikes-on-targets-in-gaza-strip-4586519 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraeli-forces-launch-air-strikes-on-targets-in-gaza-strip-4586519 The Israeli Air Force has launched four strikes on training camp targets in the Gaza Strip, in response to a cross-border rocket attack near the port city of Ashdod. Tue, 26 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT BAE to upgrade UK Watchman surveillance radars http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-to-upgrade-uk-watchman-surveillance-radars-4585130 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-to-upgrade-uk-watchman-surveillance-radars-4585130 BAE Systems has secured a £7m contract to upgrade four Watchman radars in a bid to enhance the UK’s surveillance and air traffic control (ATC) capabilities. Mon, 25 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT HAL conducts noise measurement flight trials for Dhruv http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newshal-conducts-noise-measurement-flight-trials-for-dhruv-4585128 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newshal-conducts-noise-measurement-flight-trials-for-dhruv-4585128 Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has conducted noise measurement flight trials for the Dhruv advance light helicopter (AHL). Mon, 25 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Russia agrees to deliver 46 MiG-29 aircraft to Egypt http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrussia-agrees-to-deliver-46-mig-29-aircraft-to-egypt-4585379 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrussia-agrees-to-deliver-46-mig-29-aircraft-to-egypt-4585379 Russia has reportedly agreed on a contract worth approximately $2bn with Egypt to supply 46 MiG-29 air superiority fighters. Mon, 25 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT RAAF equips C-17A Globemaster with new Satcom and imagery display system http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraaf-equips-c-17a-globemaster-with-new-satcom-and-imagery-display-system-4583331 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraaf-equips-c-17a-globemaster-with-new-satcom-and-imagery-display-system-4583331 The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has equipped its C-17A Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft with a new advanced satellite communication (Satcom) and imagery display system for its crew and passengers. Thu, 21 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Ka-226T Multi-Mission Helicopter http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/ka-226t-multi-mission-helicopter/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/ka-226t-multi-mission-helicopter/ The Ka-226T is a light, twin-engine multi-role helicopter offered by Russian Helicopters, for military and civilian missions. The military version of Ka-226T is designed for operation in hard-to-reach upland conditions as well as hot and cold climate… Thu, 21 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Upgraded French AWACS fleet achieves initial operating capability http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsupgraded-french-awacs-fleet-achieves-initial-operating-capability-4582435 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsupgraded-french-awacs-fleet-achieves-initial-operating-capability-4582435 Boeing has achieved initial operating capability (IOC) of the modernised French Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet. Thu, 21 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Boeing successfully returns USAF’s E-4B aircraft into operational service http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-successfully-returns-usafs-e-4b-aircraft-into-operational-service-4583186 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-successfully-returns-usafs-e-4b-aircraft-into-operational-service-4583186 The US Air Force's (USAF) E-4B advanced airborne command post has successfully returned to operational service following the completion of its maintenance at Boeing's San Antonio site. Thu, 21 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Kongsberg receives orders to support F-35 joint strike fighter http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskongsberg-receives-orders-to-support-f-35-joint-strike-fighter-4583202 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskongsberg-receives-orders-to-support-f-35-joint-strike-fighter-4583202 Kongsberg Defence Systems has secured two orders worth NOK135m ($17.85m) to deliver structural components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Thu, 21 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT PeruSat-1 Earth Observation Satellite http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/perusat-1-earth-observation-satellite/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/perusat-1-earth-observation-satellite/ PeruSat-1 is a very high-resolution Earth observation satellite system being built for the government of Peru. The satellite is first of its kind to be operated by Peru and is scheduled for launch into Sun-synchronous orbit in 2016. Wed, 20 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT USAF’s X-37B successfully launched aboard Atlas V http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-x-37b-successfully-launched-aboard-atlas-v-4582440 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-x-37b-successfully-launched-aboard-atlas-v-4582440 The US Air Force (USAF) Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has successfully launched the AFSPC-5 mission with support of a United Launch Alliance at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Wed, 20 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Rockwell Collins performs LVC air combat training flight http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-collins-performs-lvc-air-combat-training-flight-4582445 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-collins-performs-lvc-air-combat-training-flight-4582445 Rockwell Collins has conducted the first successful live, virtual, constructive (LVC) air combat training flight using production joint secure air combat training system (JSAS) equipment. Wed, 20 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT India successfully test fires Astra missile from Su-30 MKI fighter jet http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-successfully-test-fires-astra-missile-from-su-30-mki-fighter-jet-4582315 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-successfully-test-fires-astra-missile-from-su-30-mki-fighter-jet-4582315 The Indian Air Force's (IAF) Astra beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAM) has been successfully test-fired from a Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in Odisha, India. Wed, 20 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Three UK companies to develop new anti-UAV defence system http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsthree-uk-companies-to-develop-new-anti-uav-defence-system-4581595 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsthree-uk-companies-to-develop-new-anti-uav-defence-system-4581595 British technology firms Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems have collaborated to develop a fully integrated anti-UAV defence system (AUDS). Tue, 19 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Top Gun: The 10 most powerful fighter jet engines http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurethe-10-most-powerful-fighter-jet-engines-4581588/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurethe-10-most-powerful-fighter-jet-engines-4581588/ American aero-engine manufacturers Pratt & Whitney and GE Aviation produce six of the world’s ten most powerful fighter jet engines while the rest are all Russian made. Airforce-technology.com profiles the ten most powerful fighter jet engines in op… Tue, 19 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Israel to receive JDAM tail kits from US for $1.87bn http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisrael-to-receive-jdam-tail-kits-from-us-for-187bn-4581609 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisrael-to-receive-jdam-tail-kits-from-us-for-187bn-4581609 The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale (FMS) worth around $1.87bn to Israel for joint direct attack munition (JDAM) tail kits, munitions, and associated equipment, parts and logistical support. Tue, 19 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Elbit Systems to install JHMCS II onboard AC-130W http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newselbit-systems-to-install-jhmcs-ii-onboard-ac-130w-4581682 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newselbit-systems-to-install-jhmcs-ii-onboard-ac-130w-4581682 Elbit Systems of America has entered into a NAVSEA Crane contract to install the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) II onboard the AC-130W. Tue, 19 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT